Obituary: Jerome J. Wesa

June 8, 1946 – March 16, 2020

Jerome J. Wesa, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, and formerly of Milwaukee, died suddenly at his home in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born in Milwaukee to Leon and Margaret (Bruneski) Wesa. Jerry graduated from St. John Bosco High School (now St. Thomas More) in Milwaukee.

He worked in retail sales throughout his career. Eventually Jerry’s skills led him into the management of various stores throughout the Milwaukee area. More notable were Jewel T and Odd Lots, to mention a few.

On July 18, 2003, he married Patricia Jeane Andorfer in Milwaukee.

Jerry was a member of Stella Maris Parish in Door County. He volunteered at the church’s food pantry and with the Loaves & Fishes community meals. Jerry enjoyed watching movies and was an avid Packers and NASCAR fan.

He will be missed by his wife, Patricia; two children, Kristin (Mike) Thayer and Scott Wesa; three stepchildren, Terese DeFouw, Tiffany (Bradley) Richards, and Kenneth “Kenny” DeFouw; three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Madison, and Joshua; and cousins.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Karri Wesa.

Private family services will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. A mass will be held in Milwaukee later. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery in Baileys Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family. If memorials are given for the family in the form of a check, please make the check out to a specific member of the family.

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Jerome can be shared through his tribute page at

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