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Obituary: Gerald (Jerry) A. Schoncheck

Sept. 19, 1934 – Oct. 18, 2023

Gerald (Jerry) Schoncheck Of Hutsonville, Illinois, died on October 18, 2023. Jerry was born in Ecorse, Michigan, on Sept. 19,1934, and moved with his mother to Sturgeon Bay when she married Julius W. Helmholtz. Jerry attended Waniger School, the one-room schoolhouse on County C west of Sturgeon Bay, which has since been moved to the Southern Door School campus. He finished three years at Sturgeon Bay High School before the family moved to Hutsonville. He married Linda Ash on July 31, 1960, living in Hutsonville and they spent summers in southern Door County from 1993 to 2019. They have four children (Earl, David, CharLee, and Laura), ten grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. Jerry was buried in Hutsonville on Oct. 23, 2023.