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Gerald Droese

Gerald Grahm "Pops" Droese

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Obituary

Gerald G. “Pops” Droese, found peace on May 9, 2019 at the age of 74 years. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce (nee Gerlach) of 47 years. He is the loving father of Craig, Brendt and Paul. Proud Papa of Caitlin Droese, Mandi and Paige Kurth. Also survived by siblings; Bernice Grams, Dale (Kris), Jim, Diane (La Vern) Pomeroy and David (Theresa), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, longtime friends and his Vietnam buddies. He was preceded in death by his mother Hazel, step-father Ed Wiedmeyer, father Clem Droese, brothers; Ronnie, Roger, Harold and Danny, brother-in-law Jerry Grams.

Gerald proudly served in Vietnam 212th MPS dog handlers from 1969-1970. He was the service officer with the United Vietnam Veterans of Hartford for many years and the Vietnam Military Police Sentry Dog Alumni.

Funeral Services for Gerald will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday May 14th at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr. West Bend) with Military Honors following. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 12:00 pm until time of service. Burial to follow at St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery in Menomonee Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Stars and Stripes for Vets or the American Heart Association are appreciated.

The family would like to thank Kathy Hospice and Dr. Herdrich and staff for all the care they gave to Gerald.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor John C. Bass
  • Interment

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    St Paul's UCC Cemetery
    Address
    N91 W17126 Appleton Ave
    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
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Diane Pomeroy

Posted at 09:56pm
We'll miss you and your 'different' sense of humor brother Jerry. After a year of suffering, rest in peace now. Love you!
Vern and Diane
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Lisa, Barb and Zach Sohrweide

Posted at 07:58pm
With deepest sympathy,
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Keith Pettey

Posted at 11:55am
Will be missed but not forgotten.
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Ranae Tillman Thompson

Posted at 10:17pm
With our sincere sympathy. Sending our love to the entire Droese family. Ranae, Sara and Preston Thompson
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