Gerald "Gerry" Wolfgram
February 12, 1947 - May 12, 2016
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Gerald “Gerry” Wolfgram, age 69, of Kaukauna, left this world on May 12, 2016, at his home, after a two year battle with colon and liver cancer. His strong faith in God, his wife Harriet, daughter Tracie, his family and friends helped him through these tough years. Gerry proudly served his country in United States…

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Rita Prausa and Ruth Zimmerman left a message on May 19, 2016:
We send our regards.
Jim and Judy Powers left a message on May 18, 2016:
Harriet and Family: Judy and I would like to express our sincere condolences on Gerry's untimely passing. We have fond memories of the two of you when you resided in Howards Grove and boarding your dog Fergie with us over a eight year period (l994 through 2006). Fergie was always so happy to come to her second home and equally as happy when the two of you picked her up after your weekend trips. The two of you were more than custumers -- we considered you friends. Jim also enjoyed his relationship with Gerry when they served together on the Family Services Association board of directors. May the Lord be with you during your time of need. May Gerry rest in peace.
Tim, Scott and Robert Stielow left a message on May 16, 2016:
Harriet and Tracie, We were sad to hear of the early passing of one of the best senses of humor Security First National Bank ever had. We also enjoyed the education on how to "pop" a car without the keys when you needed to repossess a car.Tim also enjoyed working with the three of you through the State Bank of Howards Grove.May his spirit along with God's Spirit always be with both of you.
Don Baker, Rhinelander, WI left a message on May 16, 2016:
To Harriet, Tom, Connie, Lana and families, my deepest sympathy on Gerry's passing. Gerry was a neighbor and one of my closest childhood friends growing up in Gillett. The time was the 1950's and early 60's. The memories are vivid - sandlot baseball, exploring the "crick" from the canning factory to the Oconto river, building forts in the woods behind my house, night games of kick-the-can and capture the flag, riding bikes down "mile hill" ( and walking back up!) and countless miles in every other direction, swimming and fishing Newton's Lake, raiding the apple trees in Strommer's orchard, ice hockey and bonfires on Savage Lake, hundreds of hours at his family's Texaco station, where we played "king on the mountain" on the snow piles when we were children, had car identification contests as teens (which Gerry always won), and shared our dreams for the future, plus countless other acts of mischief. Our lives grew apart after high school, but I was kept somewhat aware of his life by my mother's friendship with his mother, and an occasional chance meeting in Gillett during the deer gun season. I regret that we didn't continue the close friendship in our adult lives that we had in our youth, as we had a great deal in common. From the comments others have made, I can see that Gerry became a great husband and father, and friend and professional advisor to many, and that he made a difference in the lives of those he touched. Rest in peace, my long ago buddy.
Dan and Barbara Palmer left a message on May 16, 2016:
Harriet and family, Barb and I offer our deepest sympathy to you at this time of Gerry's passing. We believe he is in heaven, now, where there is no suffering. We pray that the Holy Spirit will hold you firmly through this time of bereavement and beyond. We have always been comforted by your being God parents to our son Jeff and thank you for all that you have done in his behalf. We hope that we can visit and stay in touch going forward. You are all always invited to our family gatherings. Gerry made a joyful, lasting impression on our grand kids with his last Corvette visit in October. Dan, Barb and family
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Gib & Meredith Miske left a message on May 16, 2016:
Our sympathy Harriet to you and your family. Always enjoyed Gerry atour Jafra Christmas parties
Larry & Karla Schmidt left a message on May 15, 2016:
We are very sad to hear of Gerry"s passing. We very much enjoyed having the family as neighbors on North 46th Street. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harriet, Tracie and the entire family.
Brian, Deb and family left a message on May 15, 2016:
Harriet and Tracie, we offer our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of Jerry. He will always be missed by so many. My kids remember the rides he gave in the Corvette. Deb and I will always remember his kindness and willingness to help at anytime. Our prayers are with you both and the entire family as well.
The Schlickes left a message on May 14, 2016:
Dear Wolfgram's We enjoyed Gerry's company many times when you lived here in town. Our condolences.
Joe Kohlbeck left a message on May 14, 2016:
Harriet and family. My deepest sympathy for your loss. My fondest memory of you and Jerry was watching the the love and kindness and respect you shared. What an incredible gift to each other. May he rest in peace.
Raymond & Marilyn Rank left a message on May 14, 2016:
Very sorry to hear about Jerry. Loved him and his upbeat attitude. (We did get your phone message.) Leaving for a wedding --OUTDOOR ugh
Frank and Nancy (Popp) Erler left a message on May 14, 2016:
Dear Harriet, Traci,Tom, Connie and Lana: So sorry to read about Gerry's passing. He truly enjoyed giving .your mom her Corvette ride through Sunset Resort's Annual Corn Roast Parade. Brings back a lot of memories when your parents had the cottage (50 years). May your memories and the Love of the Lord give you strength and peace.
Chuck & Ruth Benedum left a message on May 14, 2016:
Dearest Harriet and Tracie, Our sincere sympathy to you and Tracie on the passing of Jerry. We were truly saddened to see the announcement in the newspaper, but in truth, were not totally surprised because we know of some of the struggles that he was going through. The paper said Jerry will be missed by his wife and daughter; very true. But he will also be sadly missed by the many people whose lives he touched, especially through his work with AAL, of which I am one. I remember how we started a close personal relationship when Jerry was moving from the bank to AAL and I was doing the reverse. I think we were each other's sounding board at that time. Even though our professional time was somewhat limited, we did enjoy some great, great times together (Jim Mech certainly encouraged the social aspect of things, didn't he?) I am thankful that there was a chapter in my life that included both you and Jerry. I will remember him always . We pray for you God's blessings of peace and comfort in the days ahead. The Lord bless and keep you both in His loving care. Chuck and Ruth Benedum
Duane Thompson left a message on May 13, 2016:
My condolences to you Harriet. Though I have not seen you or Gerry for many years I vividly remember all of the years Gerry and I spent together growing up. During the summers, we were doing something every day. So sorry for you
Lee Winslow left a message on May 13, 2016:
the short time that I had gotten to know Gerry and is wife Harriet they stole my heart what wonderful couple.... I am thankful that I got to know them....Sending my love to you Harriet and you're family!! xoxoxo lee
Mike & MaryBeth Tate left a message on May 13, 2016:
Gerry is, and always will be the person that I look up to. His stature among men stands tall and proud. He always rose to the challenge and rose to the occasion. He always set an example for me by his very actions of friendliness, respect, perseverance, positive outlook, decisiveness and frankness. If he faced a challenge, I heard about the solution or ever optimistic outcome and never harsh or negative words or thoughts. He will be missed but not forgotten. Love him deeply. Gods love to his family.
Joyce Hackbarth left a message on May 13, 2016:
Fly with the Eagles my dear old friend.
Jamie Brown left a message on May 13, 2016:
Gerry was a stand-up guy and ultimate professional. I (and many others) am blessed to have learned so much from him in our time of working together. He was an excellent mentor and will be sorely missed. My sympathies to Harriet, Tracie, and the rest of the family. God bless.
Steve and Ann Calder left a message on May 13, 2016:
Harriet and Tracie, Ann and I are so sorry to learn of Gerry's passing. I cherish the time I spent with him at Thrivent. I was the beneficiary of his insightful, understanding and compassionate instruction as a new representative in those days. That's the kind of gentleman he was and we all knew him to be. May the good Lord comfort you both as well as your extended family during this time.
Andrew Mortenson left a message on May 13, 2016:
Harriet, you and your family are in our prayers. You may not know me, but Gerry trained several of my mentors in the business. If it weren't for Gerry, I would not be the Thrivent advisor that I am today. Through my mentors, Gerry has impacted me, and all of my clients. When I hear stories about Gerry, I think of a pebble dropped in a pond. The ripples go out across the pond and spread further than we can even see. Your husband literally impacted thousands of people throughout his career, and I just wanted to thank you for sharing him with our Thrivent family. God bless you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Dan and Sue Maurer left a message on May 13, 2016:
Dear Harriet and Tracie, Please accept our deepest sympathy and we pray you find comfort and peace knowing Gerry is now experiencing heaven's joys with the Lord. We were blessed just to have known him. Always a day-brightener for everyone working with him at the bank.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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