Gerald Van Deraa
“Jerry” Van Deraa, 75, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Monday October 14, 2019
at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born on April 2, 1944 to the late Martin and
Minnie (Sanderfoot) Van Deraa in Kaukauna, WI.
united in marriage to Jeanne E. Steffes on February 10, 1968 at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.
Jerry was a
member of Holy Family Catholic Community. He has been a Friend of Bill W. for
37 years. He was very proud to have found his higher power and to help share
the AA message with others and even help in jails and prisons. Jerry had the
gift of gab! He had many friends near and far.
survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanne; one brother, Jerome; two sisters,
Barbara (Randy) Moehr and Judith Vande Voort; sisters-in-law, Theresa Van
Deraa, Leona Van Deraa, Phyllis Van Deraa and Joyce Van Deraa; nieces, nephews,
other relatives and many friends.
preceded in death by his infant sister, Barbara; four brothers, Donald, Jim,
Mary and Marvin; two sisters, Elizabeth and Rose Huben; sister-in-law, Lorraine
Van Deraa; brothers-in-law, Paul Reichard, John Schmitz, Donald Huben and
Marvin Vande Voort; niece, Colleen Huben; nephews, Darryl Van Deraa, Dean
Wilson and Michael Van Deraa and other relatives.
request from Jerry, cremation has taken place and private burial will take
place in St. Charles Cemetery.
He will be
greatly missed by his wife and all who knew him. Thanks to all who visited
Jerry, especially his sister Judy and nieces, Laurie and Doreen.