Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Martzahl, age 91 of Kaukauna, WI went to meet his Lord and Savior on May 10, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was born in Kaukauna on September 13, 1931, son of William and Genevieve (VanDyke) Martzahl.
Jerry attended to Holy Cross grade school and then Bordini Vocational School. After which, he worked at Hopfensberger Meat Market in Appleton and later the Combined Locks Paper Mill. At St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute, he married Theresa Evers and together they raised seven children.
In the summer, you could find him fishing on Lake Winnebago or golfing at High Cliff Golf Course. In his twilight years, he enjoyed gambling at the Oneida casino and playing cribbage at a local pub. He also enjoyed the monthly Martzahl luncheons where he got to visit with his numerous nieces and nephews.
Jerry is survived his children, Joan (Nancy), Barbara (Patrick), Kathy, Robert (Donna), and Alan; his 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Paul Martzahl, Mary Jane Milheiser, and Anne (Tom) Jansen; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and dear friends.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and his children Gary and Nancy; as well as his siblings, Gene (Vivian) Martzahl, Jack (Rita) Martzahl, Clara (Clarence) VanDyke, Mary (Leon) Krueger, Germaine (Howard) McCabe, Sandy Martzahl, and Robert Milheiser.
A memorial visitation will be held for Jerry on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 10-11 AM at St. Katharine-Drexel – St. Mary’s Site, 119 W 7th St, Kaukauna, WI 54130 with a mass to follow at 11 AM. Jerry will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Kaukauna following the service. Please consider leaving an online condolence for Jerry’s family below.