Age 72, of Nashotah, WI and Bonita Springs, FL was born to Eternal Life at his residence in Bonita Springs on Tuesday night, March 2, 2004.
He was born May 15, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Paul and Henrietta Verbeten LaLonde. He was a graduate of Milwaukee Technical High School and joined the Army in 1950. He served in Korea with the 112th Infantry Division and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant First Class in 1953. He worked as a surveyor with his father and as an engineer with the cities of West Allis and Milwaukee. He became a key employee with Zignego Contractors before starting his own construction company. Jerry founded LaLonde Contractors, Inc. in 1984 and held the title of President. He was past president of the Milwaukee County Pavers Association and Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association, member of the American Concrete Pavement Association, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, American Road & Transportation Bulders Association, Associated Builder & Contractors, Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association and Valle Rod and Gud Club. Jerry was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church of Bonita Springs and St. Joan of Arc's of Okauchee and a Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marilyn (Ernster); 10 children daughters, Paulette (Bob) Field of East Troy, WI, Jerilyn (Jeff) Natrop of Wauwatosa, WI, Lorna (Bruce) Mueller of Brookfield, WI, Margaret (Bill) Huettner of Wauwatosa, WI, Shelly LaLonde of Milwaukee, WI, Mary (Tony) Mastronardo of Hubertus, WI; sons, Peter LaLonde of Hartford, WI, John (Carey) LaLonde of Mayville, WI, Michael (Tracy) LaLonde of Cedarburg, WI, Mark (Shayla) LaLonde of Shorewood WI; sisters, Loretta Wambach of Sun Prairie, WI and Lucienne Bittl of Ventura, CA; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Jerry enjoyed his family and friends to the fullest, his friendly smile and quick wit will be missed.