Obit: Beilke, Gerald R. (1931 - 2002)

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----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 09/23/2002

Beilke, Gearld R. (22 DEC 1931 - 22 SEP 2002)

Thorp - Gerald R. "Jerry" Beilke, 70, of Thorp, Clark County, Wis., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Thorp. Interment will follow in the East Thorp Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and again at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday.

Gerald was born on Dec. 22, 1931, in Wausau, the son of Harris and Esther (nee Gruening) Beilke. He lived in St. Cloud, Minn. and graduated from high school in Wausau. After which he joined the Marine Corps serving during the Korean Conflict. Jerry was joined in marriage to Dianne Fosdal Stout in 1960.

He was very active in live and in his later years was employed at WI Independent Businessmen as a sales manager in LaCrosse and Madison. He retired in 1995 due to failing health and the couple moved to Thorp to be closer to family.

Surviving him are his wife, Dianne; three daughters, Cheryl (Richard) Mitchell, of Holcombe, Dr. Debra (Valentin) Beilke-Bogorov, of St. Paul, Minn., and Barbara Keller, of Jackson, Tenn.; four sons, Curtiss (Amy), of Thorp, Scott (Susan), of Lake Forest, Ill., Mark, of Vienna, Va., Robert, of Jackson, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Leroy (Alice), of Evansville, Ind., and Richard (Delores), of Waukesha; two sisters, Delores (August) Wendorf, of Eagle River, and Joan (Ed) Cohen, of Wausau.



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