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Gerald “Jerry” Schaumann, age 86, of Larsen, WI passed peacefully, Saturday, January 14, 2023, at sunset with family by his side. Jerry was born at the family homestead on Lake Winnebago on October 9, 1936. He is the son of the late Harold and Eleanor (Domkowski) Schaumann. Jerry graduated from Menasha High School in 1954 and began working for Kimberly-Clark. Shortly after, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for 3 years. In April 1964, he married Jeanette Kellogg, his wife of 58 years. They renovated a small summer cottage on Lake Poygan and created a beautiful home where they raised their two daughters.
Jerry always had a project and could often be found in his “Pop Shop” building bird houses, repairing things around the house or working on one of his many special woodworking projects. A favorite was a cradle he built for his first grandchild. It was passed through the family for each of his grandchildren as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews. Summer was his favorite season when he could work in his yard and garden or spend his days boating. Jerry enjoyed deer hunting with friends up north. He didn’t always bring home a deer, but the stories were endless. He was an avid Packers fan, owner and season ticket holder. Jerry worked at Kimberly-Clark for 40 years, retiring in 1994. Once retired, Jerry and Jeanette enjoyed traveling and various cruises. His favorite time of the day was sunset, when he’d grab his favorite beverage and watch the sun set over his lake. He was very creative, and we all loved to hear his stories and jokes and listen to him sing.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; daughter, Jennifer McGrath; brothers Roy and Bill; sisters, Betty, Dorothy and Carol.
He is survived by his daughter, Pam (Gary) Nelson; granddaughter, Madison Nelson; grandsons, Zachary Nelson and Ryan McGrath; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
A visitation will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.at Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main Street, Winneconne, WI 54986. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Military honors will follow.
In lieu of flowers or a memorial we would like you to please raise a glass and think of Jerry when you see a beautiful sunset.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.