Jerry A. Weiland, age 68, of Wautoma, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Monday morning, December 13, 2021 at his home.
He was born December 10, 1953 in Berlin, the son of Elmer and Leona (Schley) Weiland. He married the former Carol Jean Groth on May 31, 1975 at Grace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. She preceded him in death on August 29, 2001.
Jerry was a 1972 graduate of Wautoma High School. He was past vice president, dispatcher and safety officer at Weiland Trucking Company, Inc. in Wautoma for 44 years until his retirement on December 31, 2013. He served as a special deputy for the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department for 34 years and was also the President of the Special Deputy Association for Waushara County. Jerry was a volunteer firefighter on the Wautoma Fire Department for 16 years, on Wautoma Rescue Squad for 6 years and was an active member of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Safety Council.
Jerry enjoyed traveling and spending time with his special friend and companion, Linda Martin, his many weekly adventures with his best friend/brother Frank, riding his motorcycle, gardening, watching Packer games, fishing on his pond and yard maintenance. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.
He is survived by four children, Jeremy (Abby) Weiland, Wautoma, Nicole (Joshua) Gaatz, Wautoma, Jason (Melissa) Weiland, Berlin, Kristin (Daniel) Dopp, Wild Rose; 14 grandchildren, Thomas, Alyssa, Mason and Liam Dopp, Brice, Owen and Emma Weiland, Jack and Madelyn Weiland, Harvey, Henry, Harrison, Harper and Leona Gaatz; his special friend and companion of 18 years, Linda Martin, Wautoma; one brother, Frank (Judi) Weiland, Wautoma; one sister, Sharon Becker, Richford; nieces and nephews, Greg (Jody) Pomplun, Doug Pomplun (Shari Thurley), Sara (Mike) Henke, David (Kelly) Weiland, Tina Reifsnider, Jackie (Jeff) Kucharski, Jill (Ryan) Tetting, Jasey (Leanne) Caswell; brother-in-law, Steve (Jeri Lou) Groth; two sisters-in-law, Paula (Rod) Measure, Mary (Walt) Domnie; He is further survived by cousins, other relatives and many close friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Leona Weiland; his sister and brother-in-law Delphine and Marlin Pomplun; his brother-in-law, William “Bill” Becker; his parents-in-law, Paul and Marjorie Groth.
Leikness Funeral Home will be assisting the family with a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Richford Community Center, W11127 Cumberland Road, Coloma, WI 54930.
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