Jerome “Jerry” Stern, of Antigo, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at Homme Home in Wittenberg. He was 94 years old. He was born on March 24, 1921 in Antigo, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Babler) Stern. He married Marie Ladwig on February 14, 1942 at St. John Catholic Church, Antigo. She survives.
He was a graduate of Antigo High School.
Mr. Stern served in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Northern Africa as a radio technician.
He owned Stern Electronics in Antigo for 50 years.
Mr. Stern was a member of St. John Catholic Church
He enjoyed carpentry, fishing, hunting and new cars.
In addition to his wife survivors include daughter, Gayle Koszarek of Antigo; two sons, Robert (Patricia) Stern of Pelican Lake and William (Victoria) Stern of Jacksonville, FL; three brothers, Dumaine “Red” (Judy) Turney of Antigo, Darrell Turney of New Holstein and Melvin (Jane) Turney of San Antonio, TX; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Stern and sister, Lorraine Keys.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Mausoleum where Antigo veterans will conduct military honors. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home. A parish wake service will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m.