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Gerald Donald
Brodeske

Brodeske, Gerald D.
“Jerry” “Red”
Born on March 21, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI. Passed into God s hands July 19, 2010. Beloved husband and ride partner of Carol S. nee Schwartz. Wonderful loving Father and teacher of Kurt H. Linda, Kevin J. Beth, Kenneth G. Ruth, and Kellie Glynn. Grandpa of Allison, Chace and Cassidy. He leaves behind his four footed buddies Korky and Klyde, and all of the feral cats he loved to watch. He also leaves behind his mother Helen Byzewski who turned 100 on July 15th. His sister Louella the late Sid Kopp and brother Robert Mona Brodeske. Many wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and great friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his father Harold and his sister Joan Ed Couture.
Jerry was a Korean War Vet. He worked at Indiana General Sterns Magnetics for 16 years, and also worked at Bentley Welding Gas Tech part time from age 19 and full time from 1970 until he retired in 1999.
Our thanks for the wonderful care given to Jerry by the V.A. Hospital.
Visitation Sunday, July 25 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Funeral Home, followed by the Memorial Service at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated.
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES
New Berlin Chapel
16880 W. National Ave.,
Guest Book and Directions
www.heritagefuneral.com

Past Comments

faye seaman

kellie and family, i am truly sorry for the loss of gerald. God decided he needed him more in heaven and that his life on earth must come to an end. you never truly lose a loved one. they are always with us in heart,mind, and spirit. now he truly is at peace. God bless you all, faye seaman

Christopher Braddy

Sorry to hear of your loss. I just checked email today 7/27.My deepest sympathy to you and mom and the family.

Kristen Kachelmeier

Kellie, Kurt, and Carol I cannot begin to imagine how you feel at this moment. I loved Jer Bear more and more everyday. I had many laughs with him in the last six years I’ve known him. He will be missed by many, but will never be forgotten. My sympathies.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Don and Shelly Nighbor

Dear Carol, Kellie, Kurt and Linda, Don and I can’t even begin to express how much we will miss Jerbear. What a privilege and gift it is to us to have been his friend. His sense of humor ,like showing up in work goves to take our shed to your house and Carol in pearls and white gloves because we always called you June Cleaver.And the pride of his squirrel families in spring. And checking out every skidloader and fourwheeler for sale that we’d pass on the way to dinner!! Those memories and the laughter we will cherish always. God broke the mold when He made Jerbear , we will miss him so very much.

Jamie McCauley

Tom and I were deeply saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. We were fortunate to meet Carol thru Eckert Door and in turn meet Jerry and take turns meeting for dinner a few times a year. I think what both of us fondly remember of Jerry the most was his sense of humor. He will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to meet him.

Lyle and Rhonda Rickert

We are glad we had the chance to meet Jerry. The instant we met him, he brought a smile to our faces. Though we didn’t know him very long, he will always be remembered by his wonderful sense of humor. May he find a special place in heaven, as he did in so many hearts.

Jan Briscoe

Carol, you were blessed with a great friend for many years. And he will continue to be with you and the children thru the things you do. Keep strong.

Carol A. Waskovich

My memories of Jerry are of a man who was generous, outgoing, and welcoming. I enjoyed his laughter, his clowns, and love of his dogs – and mostly what and who he was for Carol Sue.

Glenn Matthees

Jerry was a great mentor to me for many years at Bentley. He will truley be missed. Our prayers go out to Carol and family for Gods hand to give them peace.

faye seaman

kellie and family, i am truly sorry for the loss of gerald. God decided he needed him more in heaven and that his life on earth must come to an end. you never truly lose a loved one. they are always with us in heart,mind, and spirit. now he truly is at peace. God bless you all, faye seaman

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