Gerald J. Stautberg

Jerry Stautberg and his wife Kathy always said that the best money spent was for tuition to Elder (and Mercy!).  When Jerry died unexpectedly during a long awaited liver transplant, many decisions needed to be made quickly. The decision to support Elder High School came easily with the many fond memories of those days with big smiles on their faces.  Jerry and Kathy’s sons Mike, Brian, and Greg grew in their four years of high school - not just in wisdom, but in character and personality.  Through many generous memorial donations, a scholarship was created in Jerry’s name in 2009 and since then, a car show began in his memory which benefits his scholarship.  Jerry was a member of the first graduating class (1964) of LaSalle High School, and he spoke highly and happily of his days there.