Jerry “Fritz” Breitbach Nov. 9, 1945 – Dec. 1, 2019

Jerry “Fritz” Breitbach

Jerry “Fritz”” Breitbach, 74, of Cascade Iowa passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Friends and relatives of Jerry called from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 , 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa, where services were held at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Douglas Loecke presiding. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, Iowa at a later date. 

He was born Nov. 9, 1945 in Cascade, Iowa, the son of Clarence L. and Hazel A. (Behrends) Breitbach. On Feb. 17, 1968 he was united in marriage to Constance “Connie” Picray at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 2018. He was employed with Schwan’s Company and later at Walmart in Dubuque as an assembler. 

Jerry was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, and he especially looked forward to going on casino trips. 

He is survived by two sons, Joe (Stacie) Breitbach of Monticello, and Steve (Amy) Breitbach of Ankeny; three grandchildren; Clint ( Julia Lanpher), Zach, and Ava; two sisters, Sharon “Potts” Meyer of East Dubuque, Ill., and Vickie (Stu Hetherington) Holub of Mesa, Ariz.; three brothers-in-law, Ron ( Jane) Picray of Monticello, Rick Scott of Epworth and Dan Moats of Monticello; and one sister-in-law, Judy (Duane) Sternhagen of Hopkinton. 

He is also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lois Scott and Shirley Keating; brothers-in-law Dean Meyer and Eugene (Peg) Picray; and a sister-in-law, Marlene Moats. 

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