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THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
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Gerald F. Wescher

Issue Date: June 21, 2018

Gerald F. Wescher, 87, of Rockport, TX, and native of Niagara, WI went for his final fishing trip on June 7th, 2018. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones.

Gerry was always an active member of the communities he lived in, Niagara being where he spent the majority of his life. He graduated from Niagara High School going to UW-Stout where he got his teaching degree, later he earned his Masters Degree at Northern MI University. Gerry taught school at Ladysmith, Washburn and Niagara, WI - where he eventually retired.

After his retirement, feeling the importance of being an educator to the

community, he taught adult night classes. He was a custodian at the Niagara pool, high school tennis coach and a 7th grade class advisor during his teaching career.

Gerry also worked summers at the Niagara Mill. He was a member of the Marinette County Law Enforcement Board, member of the Niagara Lion's Club, an advisor for Trees For Tomorrow, co-owner of Thick-N-Thin Lumber Company, a founding member of a bear hunting club, he was also active in raising and showing hunting dogs, a member of UP Car Club and Snow Knights Snowmobile Club.

All forms of hunting and fishing were in his blood. There were so many ventures in his life, we cannot begin to recall them all. His community pride was always strong with his passion for education and the betterment of

youth.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Wescher; sons, Stephen (Robin) Wescher and Michael (Cheryl) Wescher; a daughter, Michelle (Rick) Downs; and step-children, Sean, Sharon and William; multiple grandchildren; great-grandchildren and a great-great-grand daughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Canavera) Wescher and a brother, Roger Wescher.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at the Niagara Senior Center from 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m. A light luncheon was held with time for fellowship while exchanging memories and stories of the times we shared with Gerry.


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