Gerald G Reeves

June 17, 1944 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 76)


Gerald G. "Jerry" Reeves, age 76, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital (Ascension NE Wisconsin). 

Jerry was born to George and Harriet (Brown) Reeves on June 17, 1944 near Portland, OR and spent the first half of his life on the west coast. 

He met Ruth "Peggy" Palmbach in Reno, NV in 1977 and were married at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Virginia City, NV on May 31, 1978.

Jerry spent the majority of his work years as a laborer for Outlook Group in Neenah, but enjoyed his stint as a chef for The Winemaker and Holiday Inn of Oshkosh.

Jerry loved to read (he was notorious for reading multiple novels per week), play online games, and attend the annual EAA AirVenture fly-in. 

Jerry will be remembered for his off-color humor and his ability to talk to anyone about anything.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Stanley and Henry Reeves, great-nephew Christopher Kettner, and his wife Peggy. He is survived by his daughters Jeri Beth (Jeff) Rykal and Lesa Derks, grandchildren Harrison, Cecelia, Hayden and Cora Rykal, Lilly Derks, Liam Derks and Lincoln Dewhurst, Brother-in-law Glenn (Donna) Palmbach, Sister-in-law Beth (Wayne) Nemecek, as well as nieces and nephews.

At this time, there will be no formal services. 

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