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Gerald "Jerry" P. Herr

July 22, 1939 - February 2, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date February 7, 2019

Private interment will take place in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.

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Gerald P. “Jerry” Herr, age 79 of Salem, died on Saturday, February 2, 2019, with his family by his side.

Born in Kenosha on July 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Peter and Leona (Hefner) Herr.  Jerry was a 1957 graduate of St. Mary’s High School.  He attended Kenosha Technical Institute and in 1972 he received a degree in Applied Science and Mechanical Design. Jerry continued to further his education and he attended U.W. Parkside where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Science and Technology in 1975.

From November 7, 1957 until his honorable discharge on August 29, 1961, Jerry served our country in the U.S. Air Force.

On November 30, 1963 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Sharon Norville.  They were blessed with nearly 49 years of marriage.  Sadly, Sharon preceded him in death on March 22, 2013.

Jerry had many outdoor hobbies.  He liked to work at his cabin, fishing, hunting, gardening, boating, reading and outdoor grilling.  He was a talented rod builder and leatherworker.

He is survived by his two sons, Gerald J. and Gregory Herr; three grandchildren, Kyle Herr, Ashley (Tom) Weber and Thomas Herr; and his two sisters, Janice (Bill) Jecevicus and Judy Herr.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Herr.