Jerome Emmett Scheinoha, died on October 15th in his home, with his family surrounding him during his final days.
Jerry was born on January 8th, 1951 in Manitowoc, WI to Emmett and Marian Scheinoha. He grew up on N 13th Street in Manitowoc and attended Holy Innocents Grade School. Jerry went on to graduate from High School in 1969.
Jerry trained to be a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker at Mirro in Manitowoc. He then went on to work most of his career at Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Creeks, where he retired from after 36 years of service as a maintenance supervisor. The most senior managers and educated engineers looked to Jerry for advice to maintain the plant.
There really wasn’t anything that Jerry couldn’t do. Whether it was rebuilding an outboard motor; stripping a car to the frame and boring out the engine; framing, wiring, and plumbing a house; or building thousand-dollar cabinets; Jerry could do it. Jerry built his first house with the help of his brother in-law Kevin Schmitt in 1984 on Cross Street in Manitowoc where he raised his 3 children. He always took the time to include his children in all of his many projects. He taught them many things, some without even knowing; everything from hard work, fishing and hunting, to mechanics and woodworking. In 2004 Jerry wrote another chapter of his life and took on a building adventure on Shoto Rd. Jerry and Linda’s home on Shoto Rd was a shining example of his many skills, from the vaulted ceilings, custom cabinets and end tables, to the massive dining room table; all built with Jerry’s hands. Throughout his life he used his many talents and skills to help almost everyone that he knew, including multiple groups and organizations.
Jerry was known to his friends as “Emmett” or “Shanuk (Chinook)” in his earlier days (likely due to his love for salmon fishing). He worked very hard much of his life, and passed that trait along with many others on to his children. When he wasn’t working Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, football, NASCAR, and of course working in his “shop”. “Jerry’s shop” was open 24/7 to all of his friends and family members.
Survivors include his loving wife: Linda Scheinoha; his two children and two grandchildren: Chad (Jenny) and children/grandchildren Gracee and Kate Scheinoha (WI), James Scheinoha (Fiancé Michelle and her son James) (CA); one brother: Jim (Shirley) Scheinoha (AZ); two sisters: Joan (Jim) Dolan (WI), Judy (Joe) Ganske (MN); one step-son: Nicholas Kaat (Teresa and son Ansel) (CA); his mother of his children: Lynn Scheinoha (WI); and Jerrys best fur-ever friend Molly. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter: Caryn Scheinoha; and his parents: Emmett and Marian Scheinoha.
“Pribek’s Back Shack” in the Ashland County WI wilderness, and the memories Jerry made there, held a special place in his heart. A portion of Jerry’s ashes will be scattered there at his request. Over 50 years ago, a small group of men, including Jerry, started a tradition there. This fall that tradition will continue! Jerry has left his legacy on this earth in everyone that he knew, and in all those that he helped and taught.
There will be a celebration of Jerry’s life on Saturday, October 23rd, from 1pm to 5pm at City Limits Bar and Banquet Hall (3627 County Rd CR, Manitowoc, WI 54220) where Jerry loved his Friday night fish. Please bring your stories. Jens, Reinbold, Pfeffer will be assisting the family with cremation services. Memorials in Jerry’s name may be sent to his son Chad @ 8901 W Hillcrest Dr, Manitowoc WI 54220 or brought to his celebration, and will be used for a brick at The Manitowoc Zoo, a memorial tree and a donation to Walleyes for Tomorrow in Jerry’s name. Jerry loved to Walleye fish and supported Walleyes for Tomorrow in his final years.
Special thanks to Jayne from Aurora at Home Hospice and all of the doctors that helped Jerry throughout and near the end of his life. Also, thanks to Pastor Tom Pankow for praying with Jerry and his family during Jerry’s final days.
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