Gerald “Jerry” Lardinois, 88, Port Orange Florida, passed away peacefully in Green Bay on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, following a brief illness. He was born to the late Walter and Edna (Segerson) Lardinois. Jerry attended Green Bay East High School, graduating in 1953. He enlisted in the US National Guard serving until his honorable discharge in 1961.
He married the former Susan DeLair on November 3, 1956, in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on October 21, 1994. On February 14, 1998, Jerry married the former Beth Wendricks in Port Orange Florida where they were currently residing. He was employed by the US Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1995 from the Suamico office where he held the position of Postmaster.
To say Jerry enjoyed life to the fullest would be an understatement. Jerry has been a runner for most of his life and was instrumental in organizing the “Beer Belly Run” in Green Bay. He also ran in the Boston Marathon, numerous Bellin runs as well as runs in Florida. Jerry encouraged people to run and always promoted giving back to the community. He coached fast pitch softball and in 1989 and was entered into the ASA Hall of Fame. Motorcycles were another sport that he excelled in. He was a dirt racer on local Green Bay tracks and again, racked up the trophies to prove it, including state champion in 1960 and 1961.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Beth and three children: Linda Kofler and special friend, Tom Phillips; Dave (Sue) Lardinois, all Green Bay and Jon Lardinois and special friend Deardra Cline, Aptos, CA; six grandchildren: Shane (Jess); Chad (April); Sara (Bryan); Brian (Emily); Justin and Ashlyn; seven great grandchildren: Madden; twins, Willa and Harper; Ricky; Kaylee; Collin and Carter; three step-children: Carrie Bardwell; Kristi King and special friend, Steve Kralovec and Tony (Holly) Kozloski; five step-grandchildren: Alyson; Sarah; Alex; Amber and Lindsey Price and special friend, Sam Melchior; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters: Pat (Wally) Barthuly; Ruth Foster and Rita (Bob) Hilbert.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4:00-7:00 pm Thursday, November 2. The evening will conclude with military honors at 7:00 pm. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in Jerry’s name. Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.prokowall.com.
Jerry’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice. Their care and concern will always be appreciated.
Robert J. Walczyk Jr. is serving the family.