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Jerald Ermeling

July 14, 1941 — April 24, 2024

Jerald O. Ermeling, 82, entered his eternal home on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born July 14, 1941, in Wausau, to parents Vivian (Russ) and Oliver Ermeling. He was baptized on December 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, and attended school and was confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He graduated from Wausau High School in 1959 and then proudly served in the U.S. Army. Jerald was united in marriage to Sandra Frank on March 31, 1964.

Jerald spent his career working at General Telephone Company in Wausau and Minocqua, Wisconsin. After he retired from GTE, he worked as a right of way agent for utility companies around the country. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leslie, eight brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Sandra, and daughters, Ann (Jeff) Micholic, Sara (James) Ehmann, and Amy (Mark) Kopetzky all of Wausau; six grandchildren, Jack and Joseph Micholic, Daniel (Noel) and Gretchen Ehmann, Megan and Benjamin Kopetzky, and great grandson, Luka Ehmann; a sister, Darlene Eckes; sisters-in-law, Nancy Hoeppner, Joyce Louthan, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

A private memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau. Revered Jim Mayland will officiate.
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