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Jerry D. Colombo
(August 16, 1936 - March 21, 2012)

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Jerry D. Colombo

Jerry David Colombo, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, died Wednesday afternoon (March 21, 2012) at Woodside Nursing Home in Green Bay.

He was born August 16, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Jerome A. (Mary Margaret Polich) Colombo. Jerry graduated from Sevastopol High School. In addition to operating his farm, Jerry worked for Wisconsin Foods later Krier Preserving, and more recently Marine Travelift. He was married to Linda J. Lautenbach on October 20, 1956 and she preceded him in death on November 1, 1957. On May 29, 1965 he married Carol J. Bieri and she died on June 30, 1966. On May 8, 1970 he married Darlene C. Brandt and she preceded him in death on June 23, 1996.

Jerry was a lifelong member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute. He was a member of the Civil Service Commission and served as Sevastopol Town Supervisor for many years. Jerry also coached youth basketball and baseball for many years. He coached in Little League, Babe Ruth, and All Stars.

Survivors include his four children, Cari Schartner of Green Bay (and her children, Tia (Paul) DeLeers, Frank (special friend, Lindsey) Schartner), Dena (Randy) Schmidt of Sturgeon Bay ( and their children, Derek Schopf, Tanner and Devin Schmidt), Cheri (Cary) Lauritzen of Pulaski (and their children, Bryan (special friend, Allison) Lauritzen, Brooke Lauritzen and Chris (fiancé, Kelli) Taylor), Bart (Meagan) Colombo of Suamico (and their children, Aidan and Ayla Colombo); one great-grandson, William Frank DeLeers; one sister, Marion Peterson of Sturgeon Bay; many dear nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three wives; son-in-law, Frank Schartner (2003); one brother, Bill Colombo, three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian (Willard) Bosman, Danica (Doug) Riemer, Geraldine (Norman) DeNamur; and brother-in-law, Joseph Peterson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Saturday (March 24, 2012) at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Rev. Robert Konkol O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 p.m. noon.

Memorials may be made in Jerry’s memory for St. John Bosco Catholic School or for DOOR CANcer, Inc.

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