Gerald “Jerry” Wachter formerly of Escondido and Matteson, Illinois, died on February 15, 2019 at age 91 in Tampa, Florida surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Wachter was born July 18, 1927 to Lewis & Naomi Wachter and grew up in Quincy, Illinois. He proudly served in the 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 and lived there over 25 years.
Mr. Wachter enjoyed woodworking, sailing, photography, flying remote control airplanes and travel. He served as town commissioner in Matteson, Illinois. He is survived by his four 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. A Celebration of life and graveside service will be held in Quincy later this year.