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Gerald A. Bogenschuetz

May 05, 1940 - Oct 04, 2020


Gerald A. Bogenschuetz, age 80, of Sheboygan Falls, died on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the Sheboygan Senior Community surrounded by his family. He was born in Sheboygan on May 9, 1940, the son of the late Clarence and Rose Schuler Bogenschuetz.
He attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1958. Gerald then enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve, he served in the 334th Division in Sheboygan from 1958 until his honorable discharge in 1964 achieving the rank of Sergeant. On September 9, 1961 he was united in marriage to Joan D. Wilcox at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Gerald and Joan had just celebrated 59 years of marriage.
Gerald was a lifetime member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Sheboygan and was an usher for 50 years. He was employed at Nemschoff Chairs as an upholsterer for 41 years from February 14, 1962 until his retirement on February 14, 2003. He also held the treasurer position for 21 years of the Upholsterers International Union 133 U.S.
Gerald loved woodworking and making wood pieces for the family, enjoyed outdoors, camping, and playing sheepshead with multiple card clubs for over 58 years. He would upholster odds and ends for family and friends. Gerald was also an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers and Nascar racing and Ninja Warrior. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren up north.
Survivors include his wife Joan, of Sheboygan Falls; three sons, Jeffrey Bogenschuetz, of Colorado, Jesse (Cindy) Bogenschuetz, of Sheboygan and Joel (Tracy) Bogenschuetz, of Green Bay; six grandchildren, Nicole and Ben Bogenschuetz, of Colorado, Corey Bogenschuetz, of St. Francis, Jacob Bogenschuetz, of North Dakota, Easton and Kyra Bogenschuetz, of Green Bay; four sisters, Sr. Pat Bogenschuetz CSA, of Wauwatosa, Ann (Gary) Specht, of Sheboygan, Mary (Mike) Murphy, of Sheboygan Falls, Jean (Mark) Corrigan, of Green Bay; a brother, Don (Lynn) Bogenschuetz, of Cleveland; his brothers-in-law, Bill Wagner, of Sheboygan Falls, Wayne (Kathie) Wilcox, of Kohler, Terry Wilcox, of Sheboygan, and a sister-in-law, Marlene Wieting, of Sheboygan. Gerald is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jim and Joe Bogenschuetz, a sister, Karen Wagner, sisters-in-law, Jane Taubenhiem, Mary Lou Fredericks, Linda Nack, Diane Trimberger and a brother-in-law, Dale Fredericks.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 9, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th Street Sheboygan. Family and friends may gather at the church on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery with VFW Post 9156 providing full military honors. Please practice social distancing and facial coverings are required for the visitation and Mass.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the entire staff at Sheboygan Senior Community for the compassion and care that was given to Gerald.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Friday Oct 9, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]


Date: Friday Oct 9, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



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Jim Reel

Deepest Sympathies from the Reel family. Very sorry for your loss.

Jean Kistner

Just saw notice about Gerry's passing. Condolences to you and family. Remember a few good times when we met in FL. with Wayne and along with several other friends a few years back.

Eduardo Bayona

Joan I'm sorry for your lost. My prayers will be there. Blessing to you all. Ed

Ken & Sandy Meinolf

Joan & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. He was a wonderful person to know, he’ll be missed. We’re sorry we will not be able to attend, do to our health concerns. God bless you all.

Edward J Procek

I am sorry I will not be able to join you in person. I do have everyone in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss on Earth, but a BIG gain in Heaven!

Carole Wagner

Joan & Joey, The picture chosen for the paper was perfect. It captured his gentle, kind personality. Know that you are in my prayers. Carole

Jim Fintelmann

To the Bogenschuetz family, my deepest sympathies. May all the wonderful memories be with you everyday as you journey on through this difficult time. His presence in heaven is our loss but God's gain. Blessings to you all.

Rita J Wolf

Joan: My prayers are with you and your family. Our Lord brought his son home. You and Jerry were a great influence during my childhood. I recall the great positive influence both you and Jerry had. I thank Jerry for taking on the responsibility of God father.

Tom and Deb Morrelle

Joan, our sympathies to you and your family! Know that we are praying for you. We can still see you and Jerry at church and festivals. We know that he will be greatly missed. Tom and Deb

Joette (Schwoerer) Kramer

To the Bogenschuetz family, so sorry for you loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Joan and family so sorry for your loss Jerry was sure a nice guy sure am glad I knew him

Mark Nemschoff

Gerry was a wonderful employee and friend, always doing what was best for our customers and other employees. May he rest in peace.

Ruth Battaglia

Be assured of my prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

Jacqueline Roller

Pat, A brother is a lifetime friend, may the memories of Jerry hold you during this journey of grief. Jacque


Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the Bogenschuetz family ---- peace. Jack & Barb Leonhardt

Darlene Frewert

Joan, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Sue Neerhof

Joan and family, please accept my condolences at this most difficult time for you all. I had the pleasure of working and getting to know Jerry at a Nemschoff. He was not only a skilled craftsman,but also someone who took the time to say hello and ask how your day was going. My life was blessed by having known him. Cherish your memories and celebrate his life. Gods blessings to you. Sue

Rene Backe

My prayers and sympathy are with the Bogenschuetz Family. May God's comfort and peace, be with them and may Jerry rest in peace. Sister Rene Backe, CSA