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Gerald E. "Jerry" Trieloff

June 17, 1924 May 20, 2020
Gerald E. "Jerry" Trieloff
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Obituary for Gerald E. "Jerry" Trieloff

STOUGHTON - Gerald E. “Jerry” Trieloff, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Skaalen Nursing and Rehab. He was born on June 17, 1924, in Utica, the son of Emil and Gea (Rindahl) Trieloff. Jerry married Ada Joitel on April 25, 1947, at Central Lutheran Church.

Jerry served in the U.S. Army. He was a longtime member of Covenant Lutheran Church, the Kegonsa Masonic Lodge No. 73 and the American Legion Post No. 59. Jerry was also a member of the OK Band and volunteered at the Stoughton Hospital and helped at the polls during elections for many years after retirement. He delivered for Coca-Cola before becoming a Stoughton Police Officer in 1956. Jerry continued to serve the City of Stoughton as their Chief of Police from 1976-1984. Shortly after retirement, he served as a bailiff in the Dane County Court System for 13 yrs. While serving the City of Stoughton as a policeman, he delivered clothes to people's houses and worked as a custodian at Stoughton State Bank. Jerry also helped with transportation for Olson-Holzhuter Funeral Home. He enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing and golf. Most of all, Jerry enjoyed socializing and taking rides.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Sara (John) Bothum; son, Jon (Peggy) Trieloff; son-in-law, John Drogsvold; seven grandchildren, Rob (Karin) Drogsvold, Nick (Candi) Drogsvold, Jeremy (Juliet) Trieloff, Jen (Skippy) Sankbeil, Hillary (Ryan) Olson, Paul (Jennifer) Bothum and Molly (Tyler) Larson; great-grandchildren, Amery, Casey, Emily, Allison, Nolan, Blakely, Brody, Ada, Lennon, Cameron and Caden; and special lady friend, Cathy Ballweg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada; daughter, Debra Drogsvold; parents; and brothers, James, Arlyn, Dick, Danny and Howard Trieloff.

A private family funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, which will be live streamed at A private family burial will follow at Lutheran South Cemetery. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1358 Hwy. 51 N. at Jackson St., Stoughton, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Special thanks to Skaalen Home and Agrace HospiceCare for their care and support. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Hwy. 51 N. at Jackson St.
(608) 873-4590

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Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care

1358 Hwy 51 North
Stoughton, WI 53589

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Hwy 51 North Stoughton 53589 WI
United States

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Lutheran South Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Rd. A
Stoughton, WI 53589

County Rd. A Stoughton 53589 WI
United States

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