November 11, 2023 – Washington County, WI – Gerald “Gerry” W. Krug, 97, of West Bend (formerly Jackson), died Monday, November 6, 2023, at the Samaritan Assisted Living in West Bend. Having been marked with the sign of faith in baptism we commend him to everlasting life.
Gerry was born July 16, 1926, to Anton & Gertrude (Koch) Krug in Fond du Lac, the fourth of five children. On September 16, 1947, he was united in marriage to Emily Suttner at St. Charles Catholic Church in Charlesburg. Emily was called home to the Lord in 2009 on Christmas Day.
Also preceding Gerald in death were two infant sons, his parents, four siblings, and spouses- Irene (Edward) Grudzynski, Marion (Rupert) Gotz, Eugene (Evelyn) Krug, and Carrie (George) Stephany. Also preceding him were Emily’s parents, Joseph and Mary Suttner, six in-laws and their spouses- Cyril (Thelma) Suttner, Herbert (Rosetta) Suttner, Tharsilla (Donald) Brandel, Dolores (Hugo) Schaefer, Rosemary Suttner and Paul (Helen) Suttner. Also nephews- Harley Suttner, Bob Suttner, and Raleigh Brandel.
Those Gerry behind to cherish his memories include his five loving children- Arlyn (friend Yvonne), Donna (Dave) Moschea, Leon, Loren, Dale; grandchildren- Jason Krug, Pamela (Doug) Maziur, Mallory (Jake) Poad, Kelly (Brandon) Keto, Nicole (Rendy) Villa, Pat; great-grandchildren- Mathew Maziur, Marlie Maziur, Maile Villa, Henry Keto and beloved family member, Roxanne Feider.
Gerry graduated with High Honors from St. Mary’s Springs Academy, where he took advantage of every opportunity the school offered. He enjoyed participating in their school plays, often in the lead role. He was the first male student to crown Mary during the annual May Crowning procession. His hope of becoming a priest was interrupted by World War II. As the Army draft loomed over his upcoming graduation, he voluntarily joined the Navy at the young age of 17, honorably serving his country aboard a refueling ship in the Pacific.
Gerry always had a lot of projects and loved creating more projects especially if they involved being outdoors. He enjoyed singing, composing songs, and playing the piano, guitar, banjo, and trumpet. He passed his musical talents to his sons Leon and Loren. Some of Gerry’s many other loves were to travel, dance (especially waltz), listen to Brewer games while working, enjoy time with grandchildren… and attend Catholic Mass, having a special devotion to the Rosary.
Gerry’s family would like to thank the precious staff, nurses, and CNAs on the Samaritan Campus first floor Assisted Living unit. We are incredibly grateful for your loving and compassionate care for our father during these last two years. He called you his angels and you truly were.
The family of Gerald Krug will greet relatives and friends at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mike Petrie presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Boniface Catholic Parish, Goldendale Road, Germantown, WI, are appreciated.