Francis (Jerry) Bichl 87 of La Salle. Passed away October 23, 2020, in Angel’s Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc, WI.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, November 7, 2020, in St Patrick Church. The very Rev Paul Carlson will officiate. Burial will follow in St Vincent Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 – 10:30 AM in the church. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Jerry was born April 15, 1933, in Evanston, IL to Francis and Frances (Bechtel) Bichl and grew up in Wilmette, IL. He attended high school at Campion Jesuit Boarding School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He served in the Army. Jerry earned his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee and his law degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He married Judy Babs on June 6, 1959, in Chicago and they lived in Arlington Heights. He worked for Brunswick in Chicago until they moved to La Salle in 1968 he then worked at La Salle National Bank where he was Executive Vice President and Head of the Trust Department until his retirement.
He was a member of St Patrick Church. He was a huge fan of Marquette University Basketball, Chicago Bears, and Cubs. His family was everything to him.
Jerry is survived by his wife Judy of La Salle, 5 children Fran (Jannell) Bichl of Chicago, Julie (Bruce) Fenza of Plainfield, IL, Cathy (Chris) Illman of Pewaukee, WI, Jenny (Adam) Smith of London, OH, and Mary (Chris) Wahlig of Hartland, WI. He is also survived by 12 Grandchildren Emily and Ellen Bichl, Matt and Kellie Fenza, Sydney, Maddie, and Sophie Illman, Landon and Lily Smith, Marlee, Nikolas ad Jack Wahlig and his brother Jeff(Bonnie) Bichl.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, His son Joe, 2 sisters Joan Lewis and Janice Budinger, and 1 brother John Bichl.
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