OBITUARY

Gerald "Jerry" Robert ABBENHAUS

January 19, 1920November 18, 2020
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Abbenhaus, Gerald “Jerry” R., died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

He was born on a farm in Northeast Nebraska, January 19, 1920. After obtaining a B.S. degree in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska he went directly in the U.S. Army. He spent almost two years in the European Theater. After his discharge he obtained an advanced Degree at the U. of Nebraska where he met Mary Claire Phillips. They were married for 57 years and raised 6 children; Daniel “Danny” (Debbie), Francis “Frank”, Ann (George) Halenkamp, Mary, Philip (Anne), and the late Gerald “Jerry” Jr. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. After the death of Mary Claire in 2004, he married Therese Marie Krack in 2005. They have been married for 15 years prior to his death.

Jerry obtained his doctorate from the University of Illinois, he then spent most of his career as an agricultural market consultant. He retired after 13 years as an officer with A. G. Edwards brokerage firm.

Services: Visitation at Our Lady of the Pillar Church, 401 S. Lindbergh Blvd. on Tuesday, November 24, from 11:00 am until time of Mass at 12:00 noon.

Private interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project or to Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church appreciated.

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Phil and Pam Gipson

November 27, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family for your loss.

Kathy Buryn

November 20, 2020

Before meeting Jerry, I remember TK coming into work blushing and talking about this wonderful man she was seeing from her choir. Knew she was serious when she gave up her cats for him. She Loved those cats. I knew she had met her soulmate. Glad you two got 15 plus wonderful years. May those memories give you peace TKA

michael geraty

November 20, 2020

The Abbenhaus family has been a part of the Geraty family since we moved into Pillar parish about 1965. Jerry and Yellowbird and Ann and Jim used to vacation together in Mexico. They always took part in the gatherings at Villa Coublay. I called Jerry on his 100th to congratulate him. What an accomplishment!

Sending condolences and a virtual hug. As Fr. Kramer used to say, "Parting is such sweet sorrow."

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Jerry's Parents, Frank and Maggie and Siblings, Clara, Agnes, Francis, Laura, and Margaret

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Jerry's 100th Birthday

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Mary Claire Abbenhaus
1925 - 2004

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