Gerald “Jerry” Gosa Passed Away
Gerald J. “Jerry” Gosa Jr., 68, of Kewaskum, formerly of Waukesha, passed away on March 5, 2021, after battling COVID-19-related pneumonia for 49 days. He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison on a full athletic scholarship, where he played football for the Badgers. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education, later earning a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from UW–Oshkosh. Jerry taught chemistry at Kewaskum High school for 38 years, his entire teaching career, and served as head coach of the boys and girls varsity track and field team for 25 years. One of his proudest achievements was building his home in Kewaskum with the help of family and friends. Furthermore, he worked tirelessly as president of Kewaskum Youth Scholarships (KEYS), which has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to Kewaskum’s High School graduates since co-founding the organization in 1986. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Committee and volunteered with United Way. For these efforts in the community, he received a Hometown Hero Award at the State Capitol in Madison in 2020.