Gerald W. Fehl, a lifelong resident of Wausau, WI, died at Aspirus Hospice House on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 95.
He was born in Wausau, on September 28, 1916, the son of Tony and Adelia Fehl. Gerald was a graduate of Wausau High School and had been employed at Employers Insurance until the time of his retirement in 1981. Gerald married Gertrude Finkbeiner in Wausau, Wisconsin on September 7, 1940.
Gerald was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the Quarter Century Club of Employers Insurance.
He also spent 30 years in the Cub and Boy Scout program as Pack Master of Pack 410 at the First Presbyterian Church.
Gerald also served 10 years, from 1973 to 1983, as president of the Wausau Story Drum and Bugle Corp. Booster Club and was in charge of the Wausau Story Bingo Nights at the VFW.
Gerald is survived by two daughters; Gin (Gene) Tesch, Wausau and Georgianna Bradley, Appleton, WI. Four grandchildren Tammie (Chuck) Davis, Memomonee Falls, WI; Todd (Deb Weremling) Tesch, Fort Atkinson, WI; Shawn Bradley, Eau Claire, WI and Sara Bradley, Neenah, WI Gerald is also survived by his four great grandchildren; Nathan and Aubrey Tesch, Fort Atkinson, WI and Matthew and Tyler Davis Memomonee Falls, WI.
He was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude; by his parents, Tony and Adelia Fehl and by his sister Mary Carter.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau. Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, from 4:00 to 8:00 p. m. and again on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Gerald will always be remembered for his positive attitude and strong will, which truly inspired everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
The family would like to extend a very special "Thank You" to visiting nurses who took care of Gerald weekly and to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. An extra special "Thank You' to all the nurses and care givers at the Aspirus Hospice House for ALL of their care and support. We can't begin to "Thank You" all enough for such great care.