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Gerald ‘Jerry’ R. Sell

December 18, 2018

Gerald “Jerry” R. Sell, 80, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Dustin Yahnke officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

Gerald Roy Sell was born on May 22, 1938, to Roy and Catherine “Kady” (nee Ruff) Sell in Watertown. On May 14, 1960, he married Eileen Raether at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

Jerry retired from Lindberg Hevi-Duty in Watertown after over 30 years of employment. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown and had served as the church treasurer.

Jerry was the pitcher of his Watertown High School baseball team and led his team to the state championship. He played baseball for many years in Lebanon and for the Watertown Cardinals. Jerry was also on various softball teams throughout the years. He was a stockholder and fan of the Green Bay Packers and also enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs.

Jerry bowled in the Watertown City League for many years and also served as treasurer. He coached Trinity boys basketball for three years and assisted in the WLA girls traveling basketball team.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Sell of Watertown; children Annette (Pete) Henning of Tomball, Texas, Tony Sell of Watertown and Sue (Mike) Floyd of Oshkosh; grandchildren Jennifer (Lance) GiGout, Jacob Sell, Joseph Sell, Brooke Kuehl, Katelyn (Bobby Kachel) Kuehl, Alex (friend Kiarra) Kuehl; one great-grandson, Kase GiGout; other relatives and friends.

His family was the biggest love of his life.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Joshua Henning; and an uncle, Robert Sell.

The family would like to thank the staff on the second floor of Watertown Regional Medical Center, the Marquardt Health Center staff and the Marquardt PT and OT staff for the exceptional care they provided.

Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service

611 E. Main St. Watertown

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