Jerry D. Raatz, age 89, of Coloma, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, Friday morning, July 24, 2020 at his home in Coloma.

He was born June 27, 1931 in Wisconsin to son of Richard F. and Lauraine L. (Sauerbrei) Raatz.

Jerry owned and operated Jerry’s Red Steer Tavern in Wautoma for many years.  He served his country in the United States Army.


He is survived by his children, Marlin (Kristine) Raatz, Barbara (Butch) Hadley, Ronald (Mary) Raatz and Gilbert (Mary) Raatz; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Johannes, Oshkosh, Janice Dumonson, Florida, Judy (Gary) Oleson, Arizona;  brother, William (Shari) Raatz, Edgar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Lauraine and brothers, James Raatz and Thomas Raatz.


A gathering to celebrate Jerry’s life will held on Monday, August 3, 2020 in the Stahl Celebration and Remembrance Center, N7452 State Road 21/73, Wautoma from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please visit, www.stahlfuneralhome to share your condolences with Jerry’s family.

  • Jerry D. Raatz
    Jerry D. Raatz