Jerry "Jerri" L Abendroth
Oct. 13, 1944 - July 1, 2018
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, July 28, 2018
11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4105 Michigan Ave
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4105 Michigan Ave
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Jerry "Jerri" L Abendroth
Chilton, WI

Jerry (Jerri) Lee Abendroth
Chilton, WI

Jerri Abendroth passed away in her home on Sunday, July 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family after a valiant six-year fight against cancer. She was born on October 13, 1944, daughter of the late Grant and LaPreal (Howes) Nielsen, in her beloved Marysvale, Utah. After living almost 50 years in Wisconsin, Jerry still had hints of that southern Utah accent. On December 16, 1967, Jerri married Eugene Abendroth at the Hill Air Force Base Chapel in Utah. Later they were blessed with two beautiful children.

Jerri worked in various positions in health care over a 38-year time period providing patient care to all those that needed it. She saved her best job for last when she setup an x-ray department at ThedaCare Pediatric Clinic on the north side of Appleton where she worked as a registered x-ray tech. Her interaction with the children and their parents provided great stories and great satisfaction to Jerri. Her clinic colleagues made going to work a pleasure. She received her training and registry as a radiologic technologist from the University of Utah in 1966.

Jerri was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in many capacities in the ministry of the church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Chilton Post 125 providing service to veterans and the community. Jerri loved to do arts and crafts, quilting, painting, stained glass designing, traveling, fishing, putting puzzles together, playing cribbage, playing Mah Jongg, family history, just to name a few activities and most of all, loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Jerri loved and lived life to the best of her abilities and found going up North to the cottage and the lake was almost like a piece of heaven. 

Jerri is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Eugene Abendroth; son, E. Aaron (Jennifer); daughter, Mary (Patrick) Curran; grandchildren, Dallin, Jesslyn, Alyssa, Cade, Owen, Isaac, and Aubrielle; step-grandchildren, Ben, Josh, Caitlin, Adam, and Jake; sisters, Carma James, Joye Gulbransen, and Kaye Host; brother, Dell Nielsen; and many sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Jerri was preceded in death by her parents; mother- and father-in-law; brothers-in-law, Huck James, Ruleon Gulbransen, and Fred Host.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Manitowoc Ward, 4105 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc, WI, from 10:00am to 11:00am, followed by a Celebration of Life and Memorial Service. Committal services will be held at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, WI at a future date.

The Abendroth family would like to extend a special thank you to the Ascension/Affinity Visiting Nurses Hospice staff, especially Nikki, Toni, and Cliff, who took excellent care of Jerri over the past months. All of your kind words and compassion will never be forgotten. 

Jerri, we will miss you and until we meet again, with love…
Gene, Carolyn and I were saddened to learn of Jerry's death. I have often thought about the time you, Dan and I would have breakfast with Dick.Carolyn and I had lunch with Kay today. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May the Lord be with you, especially now. Otto

Otto & Carolyn Cox (Friends) - July 27, 2018

Gene and family I was so sorry to read of Jerry's death. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Dan and I always enjoyed our gatherings with the St. Elizabeth group. God Bless

Kay Rorabeck (friend) - July 26, 2018

I will miss you my dear friend. But i will always keep near my heart all the great memories of our long talks on the phone. In our lunch and breakfasts dates as couples. Thank you for the memories. RIP my friend, until meet again.

Maria Forster (Friend) - July 15, 2018

Gene, Gene, Gene: So sorry to hear about and read about Jerrri. Glad we were able to have the chat we did at Walmart just recently. Jerri looked and sounded very good at that time. Now we HAVE to go skiing this winter. My condolences and hope for you. Dan Clausen

Daniel Clausen (Friend) - July 13, 2018

I worked with Jerri many years ago at First Care North in Appleton.
My condolences to her family.

Jeanne Ralston ( former co-workerEnter Relationship) - July 8, 2018

Gene and Jerry, we enjoyed so many good times together. Best friends for eternity.

Georgia Drossart (Friend ) - July 8, 2018

Gene and family I was so sorry to learn of Jerry's death and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed our gathering's and I know Dan did also. It is a difficult not to have our love one here with us but they are always in our heart. God Bless Kay

Kay Rorabeck (friend) - July 8, 2018

May she rest in peace. We are so lucky to know Jerri and Gene
as they were a great help to us when we had Dawn, the exchange student from California
Our sympathy to her family. ,

Art and Joyce Kopf - July 7, 2018

Please accept my sympathy in the passing of this lovely lady. I had the great honor & privilege of knowing & working with Jerri at Calumet Memorial Hospital. Her bedside manner was professional & kind. She was a good spirit & I remember her well. (I also remember her husband, Gene, as the comptroller at the same hospital).

Sincerely, Stephen Pfeffer


Gene and Family:
I would like to express my sincere sympathy. May you be comforted by the sure and certain knowledge that you will be reunited again, and that this separation is but for a time. And may our Heavenly Father be with you and your family to comfort your hurting hearts.

William J. Sansom (Friend) - July 4, 2018

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