Gerald Donald Seehafer was born May 4, 1935 in the Town of Hamburg, Wisconsin to William and Loretta Seehafer. He died peacefully and surrounded by family on November 1, 2021 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Jerry was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran church in Little Chicago, WI and later became a member of St. Stephen Lutheran church in Wausau and St. Paul Lutheran church in Stevens Point. Jerry served in the United States Army from 1953 - 54 with the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command in Camp Carson, CO. Then, in 1955, he was united in marriage with Elaine Sorenson of Wausau. After spending his early career with Standard Oil and in other occupations, he became a fleet mechanic for the City of Wausau until his retirement in 1997. He loved airplanes and he was passionate about building and flying model aircraft. Jerry cherished being a part of the Wausau R/C Sportsmen and taking part in the Friday lunches at the Central County Airport in Iola.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Elaine Seehafer of Stevens Point, his children Cindy (Joe) Mapes of Stevens Point, Paul (Ann) Seehafer of Knowlton, Chris Seehafer of Wausau, and Terry Seehafer of Stevens Point. He is also survived by siblings, Mary (George) Literski, Doris (Rick) Springer, John Seehafer, and Darlene (Carl) Slagle, 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Loretta Seehafer and brother, James (Marlene) Seehafer. The family would like to thank the staff of Sylvan Crossing and Heartland Hospice for their care.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 5, from 9:00am to 11:00am at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau, WI 54401. Funeral service will take place at 11:00am at Helke Funeral Home with burial service to follow at 12:45pm at Restlawn Cemetery, 235962 N. Troy St. Wausau, WI 54403.
Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements. To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit www.helke.com.