THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 22, 2018
Richard "Dick" Zeratsky, 85, of Green Bay, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Born Feb. 19, 1933 in Marinette, to the late Wesley and Mary (Hemer) Zeratsky, after graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army for two years. On March 9, 1962, he married Edythe "Edie" Hempel in Chilton. He worked for the Airlines for many years before retiring.
He enjoyed baseball, coached for the St. Norbert College Baseball team and was especially proud to be an original member of the Green Bay Blue Ribbons. He never missed a day at the ballpark and once his boys were all old enough to join him, he was happy to get them there and teach them the game. It made him proud watching them succeed at the game he loved. He looked forward to his yearly deer hunting trip to the U.P. with friends and family.
Survivors include his wife, Edie; three sons, Rod (Laura) Zeratsky of Nashville, Ga., Mark (Wendy) Zeratsky of Howard and Dan (Debbie) Zeratsky, of Appleton; six grandchildren; a sister, Doris Fritz; a sister-in-law, Nancy Zeratsky and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Waldemar and Arlene Hempel; two brothers, Bob Zeratsky and Tom Zeratsky; a sister-in-law, Gen Forst; two brothers-in-law, Ron Fritz and Greg Hempel and two nephews, Tim Zeratsky and Gary Brukardt.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1731 St. Agnes Dr., from 10:30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Scott Malme will officiate with entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.