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Jerry Klinger

October 3, 1944 — August 26, 2022

Wausau

With family surrounding him, Jerry Lee Klinger, went to meet Jesus on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Jerry was born October 3, 1944. During his 77 years, he was a true disciple. He loved the Lord and shared his faith with everyone he met. His faith, family and friends were what were most important to him.

He was born in Wausau, WI to Vernetta (Mitzie) and Melvin Klinger. He married Carol Kufahl on August 25, 1962, and had three beautiful daughters, LoriAnn, Shari and Lisa. He later married Dolores (Dee) Myszka on June 30, 1979.

Jerry lived his life to the fullest and always had a smile on his face. Even when met with obstacles and health struggles, he never let that stop him from being an amazingly kind and loving person. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Lake Nokomis, hunting, camping, kayaking, and going to the racetrack. Following his retirement from Kolbe and Kolbe, he had the opportunity to travel and loved going to gospel concerts.

He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Once retired, he volunteered putting together the weekly bulletins. He loved spreading the word of God and was inspired when he went on a missionary trip to Seattle, WA where he helped remodel a church.

Jerry is survived by his daughters, LoriAnn (Michael) Jennejohn, Shari (Dave) Berna, Lisa (Kelly) Bryan; grandchildren, Heather (Andy) Rindfleisch, Josh Jennejohn (Deana Borchardt), Mitchell Bryan (Mikelti Metropulos); great-grandchildren, Brent Jennejohn and Austin Rindfleisch; and his brother, James (Jeanne) Klinger. Jerry also had many close friends who he considered as family. He was preceded in death by his parents and spouses, along with many extended family members.

The family would like to thank the wonderful people at DaVita Dialysis of Wausau and Shawano, and at North Central Health Care Aquatic Therapy Center, who loving cared for Jerry for so many years. Thank you to drivers who safely transported him to dialysis. And, thank you also to the doctors and nurses from Saint Joseph’s Hospital Surgical ICU whose efforts and compassion will not be forgotten.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Services will be held Friday, September 2, 2022 at 11:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Avenue, Wausau with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. To attend the service via livestream, please visit this page at the time of the service.

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Visitation

Thursday, September 1, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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Visitation

Friday, September 2, 2022

10:00 - 11:30am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 2, 2022

Starts at 11:30am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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