In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Royal Family Kids Camp, Hartland. Any monies gifted at the funeral will be donated to Royal Family Kids Camp in Gerry’s honor.
Buettner, Gerry R.
Peacefully finished the race on January 10, 2023. Age 70. Beloved husband of Nancy N. (Bowen) Buettner. Loving father of Becky (Tony) Breitrick, Kevin (Corie) Buettner, Sara (Steve) Pakula and Casey (Rachel) Buettner. Grandfather of Isaac (Emily), Caleb, Beatrice, Ella, Emily, Elijah, Natalie, Natalie, Rose, Noah, Jahyda, Sami, Casey, Jr., Laleha and Teddy. Brother of Ann, Kathy, Barb, Carol, Mary Jo and Nick. Further survived by other loving family and friends.
Gerry was former owner of West Allis and New Berlin Automotive Supply Companies. He faithfully served as ABF leader and finance chair at his long time church home, Redeemer Evangelical Free Church. In his free time, he enjoyed volunteering for Royal Family Kids Camp, gardening, woodworking and playing cribbage with Nancy. In the past, he served as a foster parent for Healing the Children.
Gerry was born and raised in West Allis, Wisconsin and often reminisced about summer days in the neighborhood or out at Lake Sinissippi. He graduated from Pius XI in 1970. He always loved music and, for a short time, played and sang with a few bands, including The Fastbacks.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on January 21, 2023 at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue. A service and luncheon will follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Royal Family Kids Camp, Hartland.
Any monies gifted at the funeral will be donated to Royal Family Kids Camp in Gerry’s honor.