Jerome BramschreiberSeptember 25, 1933 ~ June 30, 2019 (age 85)
Jerome Lee Bramschreiber was born in Lakewood, Wisconsin on September 25, 1933. His dad was in education, so he moved to several small towns and eventually moved to Oconto Falls—a suburb of Green Bay. He attended school and was an accomplished athlete, earning all-conference in basketball and football. He received mention as an all-state quarterback, became an Eagle Scout, and helped lead a troop to Valley Forge, PA for the National Jamboree where he met President Eisenhower. Jerry was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in 1947 and graduated high school in 1951.
Jerry went to the University of Wisconsin on a scholarship to play football, but transferred to Capital University in Columbus, Ohio after an injury. He met Marion Woelke in college on a blind date, and the two got married in 1955. Jerry attended the University of Cincinnati medical school after graduating from “Cap.” He finished medical school in 1959 and stayed at the medical center for his internship, two years of medical residency, and a year of fellowship in gastroenterology.
He began his medical practice in Green Bay, Wisconsin and stayed for 10 years. The family, now with four kids, traveled to Colorado to ski, and decided to move to Colorado Springs in 1973. After being in a medical group, Jerry spent the next 24 years in a single practice doing both internal medicine and gastroenterology. At different times, he was Chief of Staff and Chief of Medicine, as well as a member of the board of directors at several local hospitals. His loyal friend and physician’s assistant, Jane Rosenhoover, moved with her family and they retired together.
After retirement, Jerry enjoyed fine woodworking, which was a lifelong love. He made many tables, china cabinets, grandfather clocks, dressers, and loved making things for the grandchildren. During this time he also enjoyed bicycling—including trips to Australia, Alaska, many places in Europe, and all over the continental US. He also became an avid cook—publishing a cookbook in 2008. He cooked for homeless families in the Interfaith Hospitality Network for many years.
Jerry loved to ski, and did so not only in Colorado, but in California, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Additionally, he and Marion organized several European trips with members of Ascension. In his retirement, he always had a dog—Rebel, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Tyson, a Boxer, and Matea, a mix of Boxer-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marion. He is survived by his daughter Kristi Kindred of Colorado Springs, and sons Jeffrey (Cynthia) of Oklahoma, Eric (Marleen) of Colorado Springs, and Terry (Carol) of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Brighton (Kurt) Allmeroth of Colorado Springs, Tyler (Kristine) Kindred of Los Angeles, California, and Millie, Lachlan, and Quinn Bramschreiber of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Matthew and Caleb Allmeroth, and Claire Kindred.