Jerome Seichter

Jerome “Jerry” Francis Seichter, 80, passed away peacefully at home on March 2, 2021.

He was born July 31, 1940 in Sheboygan to Martin and Helen (Schneider) Seichter.

Jerry graduated from New Holstein High School in 1958. He then honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Jerry was united in marriage to Mary Jane Reiser on June 25, 1960. After his service, Jerry was employed as a service manager and then as an electrical test engineer at Giddings and Lewis.

Jerry enjoyed many things outdoors—fishing, hunting, bird watching, walks in the woods and keeping track of his trail cameras. He made friends everywhere he went and loved his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughter Sheri (Rodney) Howard of Green Bay; sons Brian (Sue Muetzelburg) Seichter and Wayne (Vicki) Seichter, both of Fond du Lac; granddaughters Megan (Dan) Hoesly and Madeline (Arthur) Gryczman; and great-granddaughters Magnolia and Josephine Hoesly.

Jerry is further survived by his sister, Mary Ann Seichter; good friends John Fitzpatrick and Peter Bartelme; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Dan Seichter, Gordon Seichter and Ralph Seichter; and sister Janice Vogel.

Services were held at Zacherl Funeral Home in Fond du Lac on Monday, March 8. Military honors were performed. A celebration of Jerry’s life took place at the American Legion Hall in Fond du Lac.

In lieu of flowers, Jerry’s family encourages memorials in his name to “Take ‘Em Outdoors,” an organization that enables disabled children and wounded veterans to spend time outdoors fishing and hunting. Memorials can be sent to Take ‘Em Outdoors, 1141 Cottage Grove Ave., Green Bay, WI 54313 or online at

The family is grateful to SSM/Agnesian Hospice Hope for all their care and compassion.

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