Jerome A. Sernau
Jerome A. Sernau, 69, town of Eau Pleine, died at his home Sunday,
May 1, 2016.
A private family celebration will be held.
Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Sernau was born May 7, 1946, in Wisconsin Rapids, a son
of the late Russell and Beatrice (Clussman) Sernau. He attended grade school in
Junction City and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1965.
He continued his education at Stout State University until he
was inducted into the U.S. military.
He was married to Emily Holmes July 1, 1967.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army Feb. 16, 1967. He went to
Vietnam and served in Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. He was
wounded in December 1967 and received the Purple Heart. During his time of
service he also earned a National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman
Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, and a Vietnam Campaign
Medal. He was honorably discharged Feb. 14, 1969.
After service, he continued his education at Northcentral Technical
College in Wausau where he graduated with a degree in drafting.
He worked at Southside Lumber in Tomah and Hoida Lumber in
Green Bay. He relocated to Stevens Point where became employed at Ellis Stone. He
later became the drafting engineer for Wisconsin Central/CN Railroad in Steven
Survivors include his wife, Emily; one daughter, Wendy
(Brian) Wiernik; one son, Shannon Sernau; one sister, Marlane (Tom) Shirek; one
brother, Russell Sernau; and five grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one infant son, Ryan.