Gerald Louis Brylla, 67, of Rock Springs, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

He was born Jan. 14, 1950, in Reedsburg, the son of Carl and Viola (Weinke) Brylla. He graduated from Webb High School in Reedsburg in 1969. On July 18, 1998, Jerry was united in marriage to Carol Ann Schanke at Mirror Lake State Park, one of his favorite places. Jerry enjoyed hunting and watching the Packers. Above all, he cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Charles (Leola), Arnold, Frank (Bev), Robert and James Brylla.

Jerry is survived by his wife Carol Schanke-Brylla of Rock Springs; children, Nora Yeager of Reedsburg, and Nick (Bridgette) Brylla of New Franken; grandchildren, Kyle, Sierra and Hayden Yeager, Clare and Gabe Brylla; step-children, Kellie (Thomas) Bergen of Madison, Angela (Scott) Pyan of Rock Springs, Jean (Vince) Volkey of Lake Delton, Susan Cramer of Wisconsin Dells; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Archie (Penny) Brylla of Baraboo, Viola (Dennis) Penshorn of Reedsburg, John Brylla of Reedsburg; cousin, Harold (Carol) Weinke of Reedsburg; sister-in-law, Claudia Brylla of Reedsburg; mother of his children, Candy Corey of La Valle; many nieces, nephews and cousins; along with other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at a later date.

Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.