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  • Memorial Visitation
    • Thursday, August 6th, from 3-5pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church (1441 W. Oakwood Rd. Oak Creek)
  • Memorial Mass
    • Thursday, August 6th, 5pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church (1441 W. Oakwood Rd. Oak Creek)


Born to eternal life July 25, 2020 at the age of 80. Beloved husband for 57 years of Bonnie (nee DeRosso). Cherished father of Geralyn (John) Straszewski, Dina Gulan and Jill (Dave) Tomczyk. Loving Papa of Jacqueline Nameth, Andrew, Natalie and Alex Straszewski, and Allison and Brian Tomczyk. Great-grandpa of Charley Nameth. Brother of Loretta Pronschinski. Son of the late Bennie and Sabina Gulan.

Gerald was born and raised in Hurley, Wisconsin. After high school, he entered the military (U.S. Army) and was a paratrooper in the 82nd and 101st Airborne. While serving his country, Gerald earned numerous badges / awards as a marksman and parachutist. Following the military, Gerald was employed by Caterpillar Tractor Company and later by Southeastern Products, from which he retired in 2007. In his spare time, Gerald thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dear friends, namely Chuckie, Ronnie and Dennis. Each year Gerald planted an enormous garden and tended to his beautiful flowers. However, what brought Gerald the most joy in life was spending time with his family. He will live on in our hearts forever.

A memorial visitation will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church (1441 W. Oakwood Rd. Oak Creek) on Thursday, August 6th, from 3-5pm with a memorial mass to start at 5pm.


  1. Karen Krawczyk (Gitlewski) July 28, 2020 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Gulan family. I am sending you my love and prayers.

  2. Sharie Giles July 29, 2020 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Dear Bonnie & Family,
    So Sorry to hear about Gerald we are Holding you all up in prayer.
    I am sure my Dad (Charlie) was there to greet him; heaven will never be the same with those too on the loose.
    Gods blessing during this difficult time.

    Love always & forever.
    Sharie Boutan-Giles
    Gerald & Chuck Boutan.

  3. Joan pulkkila July 29, 2020 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Know you are not alone! He is with you and your love for him and his love for you are eternal!

    My sadness is because I know the hurt you feel when you are feeling you are not together anymore, that special love is so strong and precious, it never goes away
    You are all blessed because of it and him in your lives.
    May those incredibly loving and happy memories surround you and comfort you always as mine have for my parents in heaven.

    Sending my heartfelt condolences

  4. Peter Kacala March 8, 2021 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Sympathies from my family Bonnie. I have very vivid memories of Gerald when I was growing up. I always looked up to him and thought he was the coolest!

    I’m glad I talked a long time with him at my mom’s funeral.

    Great memories

    Peter Kacala

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