Gerald “Jerry” Edwin Reader

Gerald “Jerry” Edwin Reader, 91, went home to
be with his Savior, and to join his beloved Muggsy and their son, Jeff, on
August 15, 2015.  He was born on
September 6, 1923 in Wautoma,
, the son of Edwin and Amelia
Henke Reader.  On November 24, 1945, Jerry
married Marguerite “Muggsy” Wacholtz at St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church
in Fairburn, WI
In 1942, he graduated from Goodrich
High School in Fond du Lac, WI

Jerry was a veteran of World War II, serving
in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. 
He was a prisoner of war in Germany for 14 months and 9 days.  After serving his country, Jerry was employed
at Chicago Northwestern Transportation Company as an engineer for 38 years
until retiring on October 2, 1984.  He
was a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers – Division 185, the VFW
post 1904, Northeastern Wisconsin Ex-P.O.W.’s Chapter and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Jerry is survived by one son, Kenneth Reader
of Fond du Lac, one daughter-in-law, Kathy
Reader of Fond du Lac,
six grandchildren, Heather (Kelly) Reader-Schubert, Scott Reader, Dan Reader,
Jared Reader, Brandon Reader and Nicole Reader, two great grandchildren,
Katelyn and Elizabeth Schubert.  He is
further survived by a special niece, Sandy Wroblewski, two sisters and many
nieces, nephews and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his son,
Jeffery Reader, his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation: Jerry’s family will welcome
relatives and friends on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church,
1600 S. Main St.
in Fond du Lac,
from 9:00 to 10:45 AM. 

Service: A funeral service with full military
honors will follow visitation at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
at 11:00 AM with Pastor Matthew Guse officiating. 

Memorials can be made in Jerry’s name to St.
Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Zacherl Funeral Home & Crematory is
serving the family.