Gerald R. Klatt, 82, of Wausau, died Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born October 8,1939 to the late Irene Dallman (Alvin Dallman) in Wausau. Jerry was preceded in death by wife of over 50 years Karen Klatt (Gleason); parents, Irene and Alvin Dallman; brothers, Clifford, Ronald “Butch", and Earl; and niece, Kaylin.
Jerry joined the Navy out of high school and served for three years. He worked for Wisconsin Fuel and Light for 28 years. Jerry was a family man and was heartbroken when his wife of over 50 years passed away 7 years ago. They had a lifetime of travels together to many different states but they especially loved their trips to the casinos. Jerry loved having his family around especially at the cabin. Fishing just before dark for pan fish and then campfires made for some of the best memories.
Jerry loved hunting and fishing and passed that love down to his boys and grandchildren. Stories were told and new memories were made at Klatts cabin during rifle season. Summer fishing was spent in Tomahawk (mostly at Mable Lake) and ice fishing on Lake Wausau. Summers also meant camp fires day and night. As long as there was something to burn, Jerry kept the fire stoked (not always ozone friendly!).
Jerry enjoyed watching the Brewers and Green Bay Packers. He coached Little League baseball for many years and was able to share his love for the game with so many. Even in his later years he attended Ross’ softball games, and he freely gave tips on how to improve errors in the game.
Survivors include his two sons, Ross (Michelle) Klatt and Shawn (Michelle) Klatt. Five grandchildren, Ashley Klatt and Emily Riley (James Riley), Trevor, Alexander, and Charley. Two great grandchildren, Layla and Josie Riley.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Street, Weston. Pastor Mike Fox will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm with the service to follow.