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Gerald "Jerry" Younk
January 7, 1935 - February 11, 2018

Gerald

Gerald "Jerry" Younk
Jan 7, 1935 - Feb 11, 2018

Gerald
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Gerald "Jerry" Younk, of Post Lake, met his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Rosalia Gardens under the care of his family and LeRoyer Hospice. He was 83 years old. He was born on January 7, 1935, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Al and Paula (Weber) Younk. He married Karen Gorecki on September 4, 1965, in Milwaukee.

Jerry served in the Wisconsin National Guard. He was a Plumber for many years in the Milwaukee area. He was also a hobby farmer who enjoyed gardening and raising small animals. In 1998 he moved from Franklin to Post Lake.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a founding member of The Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Elcho.

Other achievements include having a black belt in Karate and being a bicyclist, he went on many bike trips in the United States and one in Ireland.

He was a lover of dogs and they loved him.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Karen; two daughters, Mary Younk and Eileen Younk both of Milwaukee; three sons, Nathan (Sarah) Younk of Milwaukee, Phil (Gina) Younk of Elcho and Joe (Heather) Younk of Milwaukee; nine grandchildren, Silas McPhail, Laona and Gwen Younk, Alicia and Joshua Younk, Olivia and Zachery Younk, Michael Montemayor, and Nicole (Jason) Stern; a great-grandson, John Stern; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Gorecki of New Berlin and Charles Gorecki of Eau Claire. Jerry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Judy Younk.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 24, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Elcho with Rev. Dave Zimmerman officiating. Visitation will be Friday, February 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home and Saturday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. A parish wake service will be held Friday, February 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A block of rooms has been reserved for family and friends at Mole Lake Casino Lodge, 3084 WI-55, Crandon, WI 715-478-3200 www.molelakecasino.com

Reservations should be made by Wednesday, February 21.

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Linda Groth on Feb 24, 2018

My deepest condolences to all of Jerry's family on his passing. His daughter-in-law Sarah is my niece. Nathan is a wonderful husband and father, and I know Jerry modeled those attributes of love, commitment, and responsibility that I see in Nathan. Living in Texas I only saw Jerry on special events, but my thoughts and prayers are with y'all. God be with you.

Dana Schindler on Feb 14, 2018

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May you feel God's comforting arms surrounding you in this difficult time.
Dana and Dave Schindler

Marlin Laidlaw on Feb 13, 2018

Jerry was instramental in formation of the Wisconsin Buck & Bear Club, the organization that records hunters trophies from Wi. He with a handful of others founded the club in 1965. the club now contains over 25,000 records of Deer & Bear trophies. I'm proud to have met and thank him for his most important contribution to Wi hunters.
Thank You Jerry

Franklyn Gimbel on Feb 13, 2018

I am very sorry to learn of Jerry's passing we attended Richards Scholl together as well as WFB high school - I remember him well - I hope and pray that the family will find its grief tempered by what I assume were wonderful memories together 🙏🙏franklyn gimbel

Thomas Tellier on Feb 13, 2018

Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of our dear friend and "old neighbor"
Jerry. We share many memories with the Younk's and their family and especially our beloved dog "Thor". G od Bless you all and we certainly cherish the privilege of knowing him,. Tom & Nancy Tellier

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Feb
23
Friday
Bradley Funeral Home
1550 Neva Road
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Parish Wake Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home

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Feb
24
Saturday
Holy Family Catholic Church
W10524 Cole Street
Elcho, Wisconsin 54428
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Feb
24
Saturday
Holy Family Catholic Church
W10524 Cole Street
Elcho, Wisconsin 54428
1:00 PM

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