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Gerald “Gerry” A. Foote

March 25, 1925 - June 15, 2020
Krause Funeral Home Milwaukee
9000 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Friday 6/26, 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Krause Funeral Home Milwaukee
9000 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Friday 6/26, 1:00 pm

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Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, June 15, 2020, at age 95. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Knoll). Loving dad of Deborah Foote and Robert (Tina) Foote. Proud grandpa of Alyssa Foote (Parker Detjens), Raychel (Harrison) Barton, and great-granddaughter, Aubrey. Further survived by other relatives and friends.Continue Reading

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Tom Kraft left a message on June 24, 2020:
I had the chance to golf nearly every Monday from May to September for the last four years with my Uncle Gerry. I learned a lot about life and my partners from the sport of golf. Looking back over the last four years, I can say with great conviction that Gerry represented the very best in the sport of golf and it reflected his character and what he meant to me. In golf, there are no refs and no one is watching to be sure you are playing fairly. Gerry counted every stroke, played by the rules, and as a partner, you could always count on him to play to the letter of the law of the sport. Gerry was always there to congratulate you after a good shot; he lifted your spirits even if you were having a tough round. I remember him very often saying, "There you go" "I knew you could do it", or "Hey, hey"! after I had finally hit a good golf shot following a brutal series of missed shots. He really lifted you up. After a good shot, he might even slyly and mischievously say, "I taught him how to do that" to our partners, always with a smile. Gerry never gave up; even if he was having a difficult round, he kept on trying, and very often succeeding in expertly walloping a good shot out on the hole. I knew last summer his leg was bothering him. He showed up every week and we always made that round of nine holes as part of the Lincoln Park Senior Men's Club. I would zoom around in the cart to meet him in the parking lot and save him the walk to and from the clubhouse. He was always appreciative and met you with a smile. You can see where this is going. The same virtues that Gerry exhibited on the golf course with me, he showed with his family and friends throughout his life. Fairness, quick with a smile and a word to lift your spirits. The playfulness, the loving jabs and the appreciation. Never giving up and working hard at a task. These are the things I will miss most of all about Uncle Gerry. I hurt, like everyone who loves him, to know I will not be able to tee it up with him on this earth any longer. But I am overjoyed that I had the chance to spend time with him on the golf course and in this life. "Good shot, Gerry"! is what Id say to him now. "Can't wait until the next time we can get out and golf"! I know someday that time will come for me. I could not have a better partner. Gerry's nephew, Tom
Terry & Randy Weyer left a message on June 21, 2020:
Our Deepest Condolence to both Deb & Bob. Your Dad will always be in our hearts. He was one good man.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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