Obituary: Jerome E. Koessl

Jerome E. Koessl, 82 of Baileys Harbor, WI died in Sturgeon Bay, WI on September 11, 2017. He was born in Kewaunee, WI on May 31, 1935 to Edward & Olive (Bhirdo) Koessl.

Jerry attended Sister Bay Grade School and Gibraltar High School. He was a lifelong resident of Northern Door County.

He drove truck for Berns Brothers Lumber Yard, Lampert’s Lumber Yard and then Going Garbage Company and was a orchard grower. He also sailed the Great Lakes on the Reiss Line. Jerry served his country in the United States Army.

He married Patricia A. Witalison in Sister Bay, WI on October 27 1962 and she survives along with a son William (Sheila) , grandchildren John, Casey (Brandon) Honold and great grandchildren Mason, Nora and Toby. Brother, Joseph (Vicki) Koessl and Sister Dona Steller and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Edward.

Funeral Mass will be held at Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay Site on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11 am. The visitation will be at the Church on Friday from 10 am until time of Mass. Interment will be at Little Sister Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in his memory.


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