Obituary: Gerald Vento

April 17, 1950 ~ January 31, 2021

Gerald Vento, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, died in the comfort of his home with family by his side on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

He was born April 17, 1950 in Milwaukee, son of the late Steven Alfred and Clara Regina (Prostlk) Vento. Gerald grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended Nicolet High School in Glendale. On October 15, 1994, he was united in marriage with Mary Ann Kiesow. The two were married for 22 years until she preceded him in death on April 29, 2017. Gerald was a car enthusiast and a golfer but most importantly, he was a grandpa to Ryder and enjoyed every minute he was able to spend with him.

Gerald will be missed by his daughter, JoAnne (Tim) Charles of Sturgeon Bay; grandson, Ryder Riess of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Rose (Dale) White of La Crosse; sisters-in-law, Sandy Kiesow of Apache Junction, Arizona and Kris Vento of De Soto; and nieces and nephews, James (Caryn) Kiesow, Dawn Struck, Gina Vento, Christopher Vento, Danny Vento, Heather Fischer, and Chad White.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Clara Vento; wife, Mary Ann Vento; brother, Alfred Vento; and brother-in-law, Arthur Kiesow.

In honor of Gerald’s wishes, no services will be held.

“Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt and appreciative thank you to Unity Hospice for their loving care and support.”

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Gerald may be shared with his family through his tribute page at