Harold J. Gerner

Harold J. Gerner, age 85, of Chilton, died on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Chilton. He was born August 2, 1930 in Stockbridge, son of the late Hugh & Genevieve (Holzer) Gerner.

Harold served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he married Doris Jones on May 12, 1956 at the Church of Gesu in Milwaukee.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton and operated a dairy farm in the Chilton area until his retirement in 1995. Harold was a quiet man who enjoyed time woodworking, putzing on his tractors, tending to his animals, and watching the interaction of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his children: Catherine Warden of Woodbridge, VA, Jim (Rose) Gerner of Chilton; 2 grandchildren: Michael (Katrina) Gerner & Michelle (Tony) Pullara; 3 great grandchildren: Marcus Hanna, and Addie & Jasper Pullara; a sister: Jean (Art) Hoerth; and a sister-in-law: Ruby Gerner. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife: Doris.

Graveside service will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Stockbridge. – See more at: http://www.wietingfuneralhome.com/obituaries/harold-j-gerner/#sthash.ZiTf8XiB.dpuf