Jerry worked as a laborer for Union 464 where he retired after 32 years. He took great pride in his work ethic and was thankful for the great relationships he made within his union. He looked forward to his monthly union meetings where he got to reminisce with his fellow coworkers. Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking long drives, but mostly he loved spending time with his wife and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his mother Nellie Premo, Father Chester Burckhardt, stepson Jeremy. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Carol) Burckhardt; daughter Kara Burckhardt; Stepdaughter Geri (Jerry) Schwartz; Stepson Terry (Heather Dieter) Rose; Grandson Alan Burckhardt; granddaughter Taryn Schwartz; Terrance Rose III and great-grandson Kashton Rose; his Brothers Chester (Mary) Burckhardt, Ed Burckhardt, Sisters Penny Burckhardt, and Amber Olson and many nieces, and nephews.
Jerry was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them a life they deserved, He was a strong believer that hard work and dedication are the keys to success. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. He lived for the days he got to spend with his grandson and granddaughter.
He was passionate about farming, and hunting. He loved taking long drives with his wife watching deer and other wildlife.
Anyone who knew Jerry knew that he was the most loving, generous, fun-loving father and husband a family could ask for. He never met a stranger that didn’t become his friend. He was our “social butterfly”.
A special thank you to Dr. Huhn and all the medical staff that provided exceptional care and treatment during Jerry’s battle with cancer.
The family requests that all notes are sent to the home address. There will be a celebration of life at The Sauk City Community Center 700 Monroe St. November 13, 2021, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
Saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. I just spoke with him while shopping at Piggly Wiggly. That was one of the things I loved about Jerry. No matter where or when you ran him, he always said hi and then he would talk to you as long as you wanted even if your ice cream was melting. My condolences to his family, I will miss those “short” talks.
Jerry was one of my best friends since middle school. When ever we saw each other it was always like we recently saw each other. I am blessed to have him in my life and I’ll cherish the memories I have with him. He was a kind and loving man that cherished his daughter more than I can say. Then when he met Carol he was just a happy man. To all of you. Cherish the memories and keep this kind and loving spirt in your hearts. Make sure his grandkids grow up knowing what a good man he was. God Bless you my friend. I’m glad you’re no longer in pain. Until we see each other again. Love Patty (Owens) Kurtz.
For a while Jerry was my brother-in-law, but soon became a brother to me. All of the concrete work on my property is because of him and others who helped. The deer heads and antler mounts on my wall (that my son and I shot) all came from his land. He may be gone, but at least he is no longer in pain, and I’ve got 33+ years of great memories. We love you Carol and share your pain.
Jerry was quick with a smile, loved to chat it up with anyone and cared so deeply for others. Every time I called or saw him we would just giggle or talk non-stop. He was a kind soul but strong as an ox that wasn’t afraid of hard work. I am better because I knew him. Sending lots of love to my Aunt, cousins and friends.