Jerilyn Ann Jerome, 51, of Pardeeville, born March 22, 1967, in Oshkosh, left the caring arms of her family on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Jerilyn graduated from Pardeeville High School class of 1985. She earned her associate degree in police science from MATC, and proudly worked for the Portage Police Department for 20-plus years as dispatcher and community service officer Badge 40. She also volunteered as an EMS driver for Pardeeville Ambulance Service, looked out for the elderly, attended Triad group meetings, and was part of the July 4 Committee in Pardeeville for four years. Jerilyn liked knowing she made a difference in the community and people’s lives, no matter the age. Jerilyn enjoyed bowling, watching NASCAR races, biker rallies, moonshine, helping underdogs, country music and dancing.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Scott and his children, Aiden, Tiffne and Bentley, and Renn Scott and children, Mathias and Leo; daughter, Tristan Jerome and her children, Nicholas, Max, Christian, Tyyler and Travion; parents, Gary and Judy Larson; brother and sister-in-law, Jason (Jennifer) Harper; brother, Lloyd (Deb) Larson; sister, Lisa (Bryon) McCrumb; aunts, Theresa (Keith) Kornuth, Judy (Jeff) Hanson; uncles, Robert Bliven, Neil Harper; great-aunt, Clementine McManus; granddaughter-on-the-way, Alaina Christine Schoessow; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Beatrice Bliven, George Harper Sr. and Mary Ann Jakubowski; great-grandmother, Minnie Harper; uncles, David Jakubowski, John Harper and Gene Harper.
A celebration of life will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 24, in the room below City Hall (next to the Portage Police Department). Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.
The family would like to thank Agrace HospiceCare, Chief Manthey, and Jerilyn’s many friends for their care and many visits.
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage (www.pmmfh.com) is assisting the family.