Obituary of Gerald Wachter
WACHTER, Gerald “Jerry,” 91, formerly of Escondido, California and Matteson, Illinois died on February 15, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. He was surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born on July 18, 1927 to Lewis and Naomi Wachter. He proudly served in the United States Navy in World War II. In 1952, he married Lucile Evelyn Pfister in El Paso, Illinois. They raised four children in the Chicago suburbs and then moved to Escondido, California where they lived for over 25 years. Jerry enjoyed woodworking, sailing, photography, and travel. He served as a town commissioner in Matteson, Illinois. He is survived by his 4 children and their spouses, Ann Floyd (Max), Beth Chapman (Mark), Laura Alexander (Jon), and David Wachter (Donna). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.