Jerome "Jerry" S. Bishop
Born in Kewanee, Wisconsin on Aug 06, 1934
Died on Sep 14, 2017 and resided in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Jerome “Jerry” S. Bishop, age 83, of Sheboygan, died on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Aurora Medical Center, Grafton. He was born in Kewanee, WI on August 6, 1934, the son of the late Joseph and Esther Kraemer Bishop.
Jerry attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1953. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Korean War. In 1956, he married Irene (Kruis) Schmitt. On September 20, 1997, Jerry married Barbara Warburton.
He was employed as a machinist at Wilman Industries in Cedar Grove for many years until his retirement. Jerry was a member of First United Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. He earned his 2nd Degree black belt in Karate and also Sensei (teacher). Jerry was proud of his Native American heritage and traced it to the Hunkpapa Sioux Indian Tribe.
He will be remembered most for his love of family and his wonderful sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Sheboygan; three children, Deb (Tom) Ashworth, of Lady Lake, FL, Kathie (Steve) Cupp, of Sheboygan, Steve (Mary) Bishop, of Puyallup, WA; ten grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Tutt, Matt (Kristin) Ashworth, Brett (Rachel) Ashworth, Nick (Jenna) Ashworth, Joe (Gina) Ashworth, Amy Ashworth, Chris (Rachelle) TeStroote, Cory (Melinda) TeStroote, Nichole Bishop and Mandy Bishop, and 21 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a brother-in-law, Richard (Judy) Warburton and a mother-in-law, Katherine Warburton. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, a father-in-law, Earl Warburton, a brother, Benedict Bishop and a sister, Mary Jo Wollin.
A memorial service for Jerry will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan with Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. VFW Post 9156 will be providing full military honors.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Jerry’s name. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses, and the staff at Aurora Grafton for the compassion and care that was given to Jerry. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
Memorial Service: Monday Sep 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home
Visitation: Monday Sep 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home
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