Jerry Weldon, 82, of Monroe WI, passed away peacefully on February 2nd after a progressive illness.
Jerry was Born on November 5th, 1940, as he told everyone, that was election day and his dad’s birthday. Jerry was raised in Port Edwards, graduated from John Edwards High School and was a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin Pharmacy school. Jerry was a conscientious, caring, and dedicated pharmacist for more than 40 years. He retired from Monroe Clinic, continuing to practice part time in Mesa, AZ and the Monroe area.
Jerry married Dorie (Dammann) in 1963 and they had 2 children, Carrie (Dave) Kummer and Chuck (Ale) Weldon. They had many happy years together until Dorie passed. In 1993, Jerry married Barb Hall. Barb along with her children Angie, Beth, Carrie and Casey completed the blended family. For 20 years, Jerry and Barb enjoyed their winters in Mesa, Arizona where they created lasting friendships and strong fellowship at the Love of Christ Church.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Otis and Lil Weldon, his first wife Dorie, brothers Jack and Jim Weldon, sisters Betty Rumpel and Arlene Parkinson. He is survived by his wife, Barb, their six children; Angie Hall, Carrie (Dave) Kummer, Beth (Mike) Holmes, Chuck (Ale) Weldon, Carrie (Dan)Blum and Casey Hall. Nine grandsons; Dan, Alex, Brian,Dylan (Sam), Trevor (Alex), Sam (Rachel), Tony, Oliver and Charlie. Three great grandchildren; Aldo, Sophie and Bella and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by so many.
In addition to his love for family, Jerry had a passion for all things related to trains and railroads. He enjoyed several cross-country train trips with Barb and dear friends. Jerry also cheered on and collected memorabilia from his favorite sports teams, the Packers and Badgers. His enthusiasm was contagious! Jerry had a love for flowers and gardening. Under his tender care, his gardens were the envy of the Monroe and Mesa neighbors.
Jerry was active in many community groups including Optimists, Newcomers Club, Habitat for Humanity, Monroe Senior Center as well as being a council member on the Grace Lutheran Church holding several different positions.
The family extends their gratitude to the devoted and caring staff at Winn Prairie Memory Center, ARDC of Green County, Pastor John Tabaka and countless dear friends.
There will be a visitation at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe on February 11th at 11:00 am with a funeral service to follow at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, the Alzheimer Association or the ALS Association.