Gerald “Jerry” Wayne Books

Gerald “Jerry” Wayne Books, age 65, of Cayuga, WI, formerly New Ulm, MN, passed away Wednesday October 17, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Books and brother Roger.

He is survived by his mother Lilian Books; sisters, Bernice Bradison (Bob) and Debbie Knutson; children, Jennifer Books (David Hudrlik), Mark Books (Heather), Joshua Books (Erin), Christina Parson; and 10 grandchildren.

After completing his degree at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Jerry went on to be the Director of Finance at Blue Earth County prior to retiring, Finance Director at Northland College, and started his career at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio. Jerry was the first in his family to graduate from college.

He loved to golf, fish, hunt and to spend time with family, friends and his grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1500 Peterson Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703. Pastor Paul Sullivan will officiate. Burial will take place Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Rock Falls Cemetery in Dunn County.

Visitation will take place Wednesday October 23, at Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday morning at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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