Jerold (Jerry) Jeffery Katzer, age 74, of Tavares, FL was called to his eternal home Thursday, August 22, 2019. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 6, 1945 and preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dorothy (Rady) Katzer, and his brother, Bruce. He was a member at St. Patricks Catholic Church of Mt. Dora, Florida. Jerold was a fun-loving, kind, caring and all around amazing husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He loved his family dearly. He enjoyed making people laugh and would do anything for anybody. He was also a jack of all trades and could fix anything. He loved camping and spent summers with his wife, Mary in the mountains of North Georgia. Jerold is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Mary Collentine Katzer of Tavares, Florida; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and April Katzer of West Bend, Wisconsin, Scott Katzer of Portland, Oregon, Gary and Ginger Katzer of Champaign, Illinois, Michael Brooks of Key Largo, Florida, Christopher and Tricia Brooks of Tallahassee, Florida, Patrick Brooks and Meredith Oliver of Lawrenceville, Georgia; grandchildren, Hunter, Cassidy, Ellie Jo, Brannon, Brandon, Corey, Kayla, Taylor, and Nicole; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive. No public services are planned, and in lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to Heart of the Nation, P.O. Box 14428, Milwaukee, WI 53214. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
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