Gerald Theune, 86, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Gerald was born Aug. 21, 1928, in the town of Holland, son of Clarence and Ida (Veldboom) Theune. He attended Weeden Station School.

Gerald served in the U.S. Marines.

On May 27, 1950, he married Dolores Babb in Sheboygan Falls. Dolores passed away June 22, 2004.

Gerald was employed with Bemis Manufacturing for 47 years until his retirement in 1990.

Gerald was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Sheboygan Falls, where he served as an usher, and a member of the Men’s Breakfast Club.

He enjoyed woodworking, fix-it projects, polka music, and gardening.

Gerald is survived by his daughter, Tamara Theune of Sheboygan Falls; his son, Terry (Kim) Theune of Sheboygan Falls; three grandchildren, Lydia Scherr, Dylan Theune and Devyn Theune; five sisters, Lucille Karsteadt of Plymouth, Norma (Bill) Vetch of California, Jean Hoftiezer of Hingham, Eileen (Wayne) Casteel of Glenbeulah and Carol (Andrew) Molkenthine of Plymouth; and one brother, Lyle (Kay) Theune of Plymouth.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Dolores; two brothers, Donald (Elsie) Theune and Howard (Delores) Theune; and three brothers-in-law, Joseph Fleck, Melvin Karsteadt and Herbert Hoftiezer.

Funeral services to celebrate Gerald’s life were held Monday morning, Oct. 20, at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Susan Safford- Gaul officiating. Burial with military honors took place at Greenlawn Memorial Park in the town of Sheboygan.

A memorial fund has been established in Gerald’s name for Faith United Methodist Church.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Gerald’s family with arrangements.

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