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Gerald "Jerry" Jochman

March 21, 1962 — January 27, 2024

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, Jerry Jochman, 61, due to a sudden medical issue on January 27, 2024.

He was born on March 21, 1962, in Appleton, Wisconsin and graduated from Appleton West High School in 1980. Jerry enlisted in the Navy in 1984 and served on the USS Benjamin Stoddert. He continued his service with the Navy Reserves until 2005. Beginning in 1994, Jerry was currently employed at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution as a Corrections Officer II. He was a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 45-1.

Jerry was a huge sports fan, supporting the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Cubs, and loved being “Moo the Cow” at the Timber Rattler Stadium. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and driving his Corvette. He was a proud military member and was fortunate enough to complete the Old Glory Honor Flight alongside his father.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, David and Barbara (Fischer) Jochman; and brother-in-law, Curtis Johnson.

He is survived by his sisters, Cindy Johnson, Kathy (Gregg) Burkhardt, Pam (Craig) Kuepper, and Theresa (Jeff) Racine; nieces and nephews, Becky (Doug) Mogensen, Chris (Fiancée Amanda Treml) Johnson, Justin (Courtney) Kuepper, Ryan (Kiley) Kuepper, and Michael Burkhardt; six great-nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Sandy Leonhard and her children; and many close friends.

A visitation for Jerry will be held on Friday, February 2, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St, Appleton. There will be a visitation held on Saturday, February 3, from 12:30 PM to the time of the service at 2:30 PM, with military honors to follow, at Wichmann Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Jerry’s favorite charities were the Desert Veterans of Wisconsin, the Old Glory Honor Flight, and the Washington County Humane Society.

Jerry gave others the gift of life by choosing to be an organ donor.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

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