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Jerome F. “Jerry” Yurk

Feb 12, 1936 - Oct 02, 2022


Jerome F. “Jerry” Yurk, 86, formerly of 2523 S. 15th St., Sheboygan, passed away at Terrace Place Assisted Living on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Jerry was born in West Bloomfield, Wisconsin on February 12, 1936 to the late Frederick Yurk and Edna (Kempf) Zahn. He graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in the class of 1953. After graduation, Jerry enlisted in the Army. Jerry was united in marriage to Joan Schuster at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church on August 17, 1957. Jerry was employed by Plastics Engineering, working in the lab for 39 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and enjoyed pitching horseshoe, casino gambling, golfing, camping, grilling out for family, traveling, bowling and fishing. We will always remember Jerry for his beautiful smile.
Jerry is survived by children, Jeff (Nancy) Yurk of Benbrook, Texas, Jeri (Leo) Dreikosen of Sheboygan and Jim (Brenda) Yurk of Sheboygan; grandchildren, Derek (Megan) Yurk, Erin Yurk, Justin (Dani) Dreikosen, Elizabeth Dreikosen, Dominic Yurk (fiancée, Nitika Yadlapalli) and Emily Yurk; great-grandchildren, Oliver, Lincoln and Everly Yurk. He is further survived by his siblings, JoAnne Meinschock of Delavan, Richard (Karen) Yurk of High Point, NC and Gary (Mary) Yurk of Sheboygan along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan; parents, Frederick Yurk and Edna Zahn; brother, Robert; sister-in-law, Patricia; brother-in-law, Al Meinschock.
A private celebration of Jerry’s life will take place at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online at
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice as well as the nursing staff at Terrace Place for their special care of Jerry.
A memorial fund will be established in Jerry’s name to further youth bowling in Sheboygan County.



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Russell and Linda Graskamp

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Randy & Karen Kempf

May your memories comfort you throughout your life. Jerry touched many lives not only with his smile but his actions as well and will be missed but not forgotten.

Lyle E. Watson

It is always sad when you read of the passing of a friend like Jerry who I have known for many years bowling at various bowling leagues. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry's family & friends. Lyle Watson Sun City Center, FL

Kelly Jacobson

Jim, Brenda & Family, Sorry for your loss. We'll keep you all in our thoughts & prayers! He certainly had a beautiful smile!! Craig & Kelly Jacobson

Pamela Duessing

Thoughts and prayers Jeri to you and your family. Hold in your heart all your Beautiful memories!! I am sure he and your mom are enjoying being together again! Blessings Dan and Pam

James and Bernie kempf

Our deepest sympathy

Joan Larson

So sorry for your loss! We had so much fun with Jerry and Joan while at Sheboygan Progressive. He will be missed

Bob & Rose Cartwright

Sending our deepest sympathies and hugs to Jerry family. I will remember him as always happy and smiling. He has a great smile. He is now with Joanie his love. Rest is peace Jerry. Love from your cousin Rosemary🥰

Kim/Joe Hemsing

Jeri, hugs and prayers to you and your family. Jeri, you carry on your fathers wonderful smile. ❤️