October 26, 1952 - July 4, 2020
Jerry L. Heitkamp, age, 67, of Menomonie, WI, passed away on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 26, 1952 in Menomonie, WI to Raymond Heitkamp and Gladys (Schultz). He grew up in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1970. Jerry went on to receive a two-year degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College. Jerry married Marty McLean, his high school sweetheart, on April 7th, 1973 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. They were blessed with two children, Haddie (Oebser) and Heith. He worked at 3M for over 30 years as a technician, retiring in 2010. Jerry was an amazing husband, father, grandpa and friend. He had an abundance of patience and common sense and was always ready with a helping hand, a quick smile, and a quiet strength that continually built up those around him. He loved restoring classic cars in his backyard garage, going to the races, playing cards, and traveling with his wife and family. Nothing, however, could light up his face more than spending time with his family. He loved his wife and children, doted on his grandchildren, and always looked to be a support and comfort to those near and dear to his heart. Many would describe him as a man of simple joys, but Jerry leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and loyalty that will continue to support and inspire all those who had the fortune to know him and be loved by him. Jerry was not only a gentle man - he was a gentleman. Jerry is survived by his wife, Marty; his two children, Haddie (Scott) Oebser of Madison, WI, and Heith (Barbara) Heitkamp of Bayport, MN; his five grandchildren: Isabelle, Aidan, Evan, Katie, and Audrey; his sister Rayola Wang of Menomonie; and brother Rich Heitkamp of Colfax. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim, and brother-in-law Michael McLean. There will be a visitation at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, July 10, 2020. Social distancing guidelines and facial coverings are recommended. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jerry’s name to the Esophageal Cancer Action Network.
Jerry L. Heitkamp, age, 67, of Menomonie, WI, passed away on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 26, 1952 in Menomonie, WI to Raymond Heitkamp and Gladys (Schultz). He grew up in Menomonie... View Obituary & Service Information
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