The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 21, 2013

Gerald "Jerry" Wayne Books

---- —     Gerald "Jerry" Wayne Books, age 65 of Cayuga WI, formerly New Ulm MN, passed away Wednesday October 17th 2013.

    He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Books and brother Roger. He is survived by his mother Lilian Books, sisters Bernice Bradison(Bob) andDebbie Knutson, children Jennifer Books (David Hudrlik), Mark Books(Heather), Joshua Books (Erin), Christina Parson and 10 grandchildren.

    After completing his degree at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Jerry went on to be the Director of Finance at Blue Earth County prior to retiring, Finance Director at Northland College, and started his career at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio.  Jerry was the first in his family to graduate from college.

    He loved to golf, fish, hunt and to spend time with family, friendsand his grandchildren.    

    Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1500 Peterson Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703. Pastor Paul Sullivan will officiate. Burial will take place Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm in the Rock Falls Cemetery in Dunn County. Visitation will take place Wednesday October 23, 2013 at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home from 4-7 pm and Thursday morning at the church from 10 am until the time of service.

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    Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.