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1/31/2014 10:14:00 AM
Jerome Renner
Jerome Renner
Jerome Renner

Jerome Renner, 74, St. Germain, died suddenly in Sun City West, Ariz., Jan. 24, 2014.  

He is survived by his wife, Marsha; stepdaughter Laurie Scanlan; two grandchildren, Kimberly Lee, and Joseph Scanlan; great-granddaughter Summer Lee; his sister, Sr. Yvonne Renner; and nieces and nephews, including special niece Linda Wood.

Jerry started his career as a mechanic and then service manager with Martz Chevrolet.

In 1972, Jerry founded and operated House of Harley-Davidson in Greenfield  until his first retirement in 2000. 

By working seven days a week and employing some of the most devoted people, he became the highest award-winning dealer in the Harley-Davidson dealer network.  

He moved to St. Germain and founded and operated Northern Lights Harley-Davidson in Arbor Vitae until 2013.

Jerry was a man of many talents and hobbies. He rode thousands of miles on his Harley-Davidson motorcycles and also enjoyed snowmobiling and boating. He built boats, restored classic cars, restored Harley-Davidson pan head motorcycles and learned to fly an airplane. If he had a dream, he made it come true.

He had a great love of people. His friends and family were extremely important to him. He had loyal friends and was loyal to them, quick to share a story or to mentor those who shared his interests.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in St. Germain.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to his favorite charity, ABCD After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, 5775 North Glen Park Road, Suite 201, Glendale, WI.

Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel, Sun City West, Ariz., is handling the arrangements.

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Article comment by: Chris Tribbey

Jerry Renner changed my life. Really. He brought me into the Harley-Davidson family first as a customer, then as an employee. Much more than a boss he taught me so much the space allowed here wouldn't even come close to express my thanks to Jerry. Because of the Harley world Jerry opened up to me, I have travelled around the world, met my wife, and maintained friendships I would have never had. Jerry I will miss you. You are a great man in my eyes. God bless you.
Hang in there Marsha......

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014
Article comment by: Nikki Prohaska

Wonderful Man. The best ever employer I had. He made me feel like family. We Always wanted to take a bike trip up to see you and Marsha since you left Milwaukee but sadly did not get that chance.

RIP Mr Renner

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