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Jerold Blank, 85, Watertown

November 14, 2018

Jerold W. Blank, 85, Watertown, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Sylvan Crossings in Beaver Dam.

The visitation will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian burial at noon. The Rev. Erick Cassiano will be officiating and burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Jerold Walter Blank was born March 31, 1933, in Watertown, to Walter and Helen (Keeser) Blank. He was a graduate from Watertown High School and on May 5, 1956, he married Joanne Peirick at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Watertown. Jerold joined the U.S. Army and proudly served during the Korean Conflict. He lived in Waupun from the late 1970s until 2004 and was a member of Waupun American Legion Post 210. Jerold worked as a brick layer for many years and was in maintenance at the Dodge Correctional Facility. In 2004, he moved to Beaver Dam. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandchildren. He cared for the love of his life, Joanne, through all of his medical challenges right to the end.

Survivors are his wife, Joanne Blank of Beaver Dam; children, Ronald (Connie) Blank of Milwaukee, Thomas (Carol) of Colorado, Dan (Carol) of Greenville, Deborah (Mike) Klimke of Oregon, Greg’s wife Peggy Blank of Menasha, Marie (Eric) Fahrendorf of Cedarburg, Brian (Theresa) Blank of Oshkosh, Janice (Matt) Braker of Beaver Dam, and Douglas (Stacy) Blank of Mosinee; one sister, Phyllis Hinz of Washington; 28 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Jerold Walter Jr.; son, Gregory; grandson, Brendan Braker; brother, Merlin Blank; and sister, Violet Chartier.

Memorials may be made in Jerold W. Blank’s name to St. Katharine Drexel Parish - Building from our belief fund.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences or for directions and other information, visit KoepsellFH.com.

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