Jerald “Jerry” Elmer Nolden, 74, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center with his loving family by his side.
Jerald was born on May 15, 1943, in Baraboo, the son of Elmer and Caroline (Cecka) Nolden. On July 21, 1984, he was united in marriage to Ruth Elizabeth Tinkham at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Freedom. Jerald was employed at Deppe Enterprises until his retirement.
Jerry enjoyed playing sheeps head with his Wednesday group of friends. He also enjoyed gardening, projects in his garage and was an active member of his church for 35 years. Most important to him was spending time with his family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ruth; his mother, Caroline; three children, Debbie (Ken Slaton) Nolden, Wendy (Blaine) Bill and Pam (Rick) Smothers; two stepsons, Jamie and Curt Rathman; seven grandchildren, Katelin (Brent) Rick, Shawna (Gunnar Yaegar) Meeker, Miranda (Matt) Smothers, Austin (Jenny) Smothers, Carley (Trae Finnegan) Bill, Jordan (Olivia Hartley) Bill and Brenton Nolden; six great-grandchildren, Zoey, Aiden, Frankie, Payton, Oden and Natalie; one brother, Tim (Kathy) Nolden; four sisters, Shirley (Darrell) Vorndran, Bev (Larry) Skwor, Cindy (Bob) Hackett and Katie (John) Crone; and his “other” brother, Greg (Alice) Nolden; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Ron.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 106 S. Maple St., North Freedom, with Pastor Andrew Meyer officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, North Freedom. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or St. Clare Meadows Care Center.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Randy Krszjzaniek and the staff at St. Clare Meadows Care Center and St. Clare Hospital for the loving care and attention given to Jerry.
The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.