Gerald (Jerry) T. Steiner, 82, of Mauston was called home peacefully to the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2014.
Jerry spent his entire life with a unique sense of humor and outlook on life. He frequently created and shared “tidbits of wisdom” which he thought were both creative and humorous.
Jerry was the youngest of seven children born to Alfred and Dorothy Steiner on November 23, 1931, in Lindina Township. He graduated from Mauston High School in 1949. Jerry enlisted into the military on Feb. 17, 1954, and served in the Army and was then reassigned to the Air Force as a heavy equipment operator during the Korean Conflict. After his military service, Jerry worked a small farm along with various other jobs at Badger Ordinance, Juneau County Courthouse, and Juneau County Landfill. Upon retirement, he farmed and worked as parks maintenance supervisor for the city of Mauston.
Jerry was united in marriage on May 7, 1960, to Beverly Voigt. They lived together 54 years and raised 6 children teaching them the values of hard work and an appreciation of country life.
Jerry enjoyed his Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers and followed them faithfully for his entire life. He found pleasure in watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild grow, sharing his love of football, baseball, farm life, tinkering, and puzzle solving with them as often as time allowed. You could often see a twinkle in his eye as he shared his many stories to anyone within earshot.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Beverly, daughters Kimberly (Lance) Lankford of Cincinnati, OH, Stacy (Lance) Ottman of Blue River, WI, Terri (James) Dick of Fairfield, OH, Tammy (Doug) Nedza of Mauston, WI, and Charlee (Greg) Sarnow of Baraboo, WI, son Jerry (Allison) Steiner of Cincinnati, OH, and AFS son Charlie Carels of Brussels, Belgium; grandchildren, Noah (Joanne) Lankford, Hannah Lankford, Sarah (Andrew) McCullough, Jamie Ottman, Jennifer Ottman, Bethany Dick, Jonathan (Nadine) Nedza, Katie (Bob) Miles, Annabelle Steiner, Grace Steiner, August Steiner, Thomas Sarnow, and great-grandchild Lucas Nedza.
The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, July 19th at 11:00 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mauston, WI.
Family and friends may call on Friday, July 18th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Crandall Funeral Home, Mauston and on Saturday, July 19th from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery with military honors.