Jerome “Jerry” Halbrucker, age 71 years, of Tigerton passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at St. Clares’s Hospital in Weston.
Jerome Joseph Halbrucker was born April 22, 1941 in Milwaukee to Joseph and Elizabeth (Forbes) Halbrucker. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp. and served from 1958 to 1959 with the 3rd Battalion – Platoon 334. After the military, Jerry worked as a meat cutter for close to 40 years between Turk’s IGA in New Berlin and Sentry Foods in Mukwonago. On April 13, 2001 he married Bonnie L. Tiegs at the Courthouse in Waukesha. The couple moved from Mukwonago and settled in rural Tigerton in 2002. Jerry liked the outdoors and enjoyed hunting small game and deer mostly. He also fished during all seasons of the year and made several fishing trips to Canada. Jerry’s other interest was woodworking and he made clocks, plaques, signs, and built all sorts of things. He rarely passed up the chance to go to the casino and he especially loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, and his mother, Elizabeth Halbrucker of Tigerton. There are six children: Joe Halbrucker of Longwood, FL, Scott (Jane) Halbrucker of West Salem, Sheryl Schwall of Mukwonago, Mark (Staci) Zimmerman of Nekoosa, Dean (Tina) Zimmerman of Waukesha, and Jim (April) Zimmerman of Dunedin, FL. There are 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister, Virginia “JoJo” Halbrucker of Tigerton, many other relatives and friends. Jerry is preceded in death by his father and a brother, David.
The family wishes to thank the all nurses from Ministry Home Care Hospice for the compassionate care given to Jerry.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 AM at the Tigerton Senior Center with Rev. Clifford Kessen officiating. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, is assisting the family.