Jerry J. Stoney

Jerry J. Stoney

Gerald J. “Jerry” Stoney, 70, of Platteville, died on Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Gerald J. Stoney Memorial Fund.

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Jerry was born on February 11, 1947 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, son of Donald and Wanda (Kammerud) Stoney. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Rhonda Holman, on August 24, 1991 in Platteville.

Jerry graduated from Platteville High School in 1965 and attended Southwest Tech in Fennimore where he studied municipal engineering. He worked for many years for the City of Platteville. And was also a very talented plasterer who worked on many homes in the area over the years.

Jerry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed morel picking and deer and turkey hunting. He was always happy to share his knowledge of the great outdoors. One of Jerry’s favorite places to spend his time was at the cabin on the river. Sharing many fun times fishing, kayaking, and gathering with family and friends. Jerry also enjoyed going to Badger football games.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda; four children, Rick Stoney, Chip Hughes, Renee (Jason) Erschen, and Justina (Brent) Granger; ten grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy (Tom) Banfield, Suzi (Ray) Moon; two brothers, Jimmy Stoney, Joe (Heidi) Stoney; brother-in-law, Todd (Ann) Holman; sisters-in-law, Janet VanNatta, Glenda Baumann; many nieces, nephews, and their beloved dog, Dolly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Wanda Stoney, two brothers, Tommy and Timmy Stoney; father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Delores Holman and brother-in-law, Tim Holman.