Jerry Bain, 77, of Kenosha passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2016, at United Hospital Systems-Kenosha Campus, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Kenosha on February 15, 1939, he was the son of the late Louis and Nina (Nolan) Bain. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1957 and attended the University of Wisconsin.
He was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard during the Berlin Crises until he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sgt.
In 1961 he was united in marriage to Patricia Sepanski at St. Casimir’s Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on August 20, 2015.
Jerry was employed as the Executive Meeting and Special Event Producer for Abbott, retiring in 1998 after 33 years of service. Following his retirement, he was under contract with Abbott as a Consultant for five years until 2003. On November 1, 2003 he was appointed Vice President of Production and Meeting Development for MedEd-Link, Inc., a Michigan based medical meeting company, retiring from that position in 2008.
He was Past President of the Kenosha Jaycees and State Vice President of the Wisconsin Jaycees. A member of the Western Kiwanis Club, serving on the Board of Directors for several years. During 1998 and 1999, served as Construction Chairman for the restoration of the Kemper Center. He was the Chairman for the Kenosha High School Class of 1957, 45th and 50th Class Reunion. Jerry was also on the Board of Directors of the Bradford High School Alumni Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Kenosha Christmas Charities, known as Goodfellows, Hospice Alliance and a member of the 306 Club. In 2016, he was honored as a Bradford High School Distinguished Alumni.
He enjoyed traveling, hunting, boating and spending time at the summer home on Castle Rock Lake.
Jerry is survived by his sons, Michael (Suzanne) and Mark, both of Kenosha, and Jon of Menomonee Falls; and five grandchildren, Justin, Amber, Jamie, Alexis and Courtney.
He was preceded in death by his wife, father in 1971, his mother in 1994, sister, Marjorie Brudny in 1972, and brother, Robert in 1992.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19 at Proko Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18th, at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Kenosha Christmas Charities would be appreciated by the family.