Frank J. “Jerry” Coquillard, of Waukesha, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at River Hills West Health Care Center at the age of 80.
He was born in Detroit on Dec. 12, 1930, the son of Frank and Margaret (nee White) Coquillard. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1947 to 1950. Jerry earned two masters degrees from Lake Forest College in Illinois in management and in business administration. He was a member of MENSA, the high IQ society. During his career, he worked for several companies/organizations including: the American Dental Association, Velsicol Chemical in Chicago, Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA), and Foundation for Medical Care Evaulation (FMCE). He was a broker in real estate and in insurance. Preferring self-employment, Jerry started the company CareAmerica (performed review of hospital admissions and surgeries for self-insured employers), which he owned and operated for 19 years until he retired in 2003.
He will be sadly missed by his friend and caretaker Janet Thielmann of Waukesha, his children: Pam (Jim) Drafall of Juda, WI; Chris (Lenise) Morcraft of Algonquin, IL; Gerald (Cristen) Coquillard of Palo Alto, CA and Marlene Coquillard of Arlington Heights, IL. He is further survived by three grandchildren, his sister Nancy (Dale) Lange of Arizona and his brother John Coquillard of IL, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Michelle “Missy”, his mother, father and stepmother Muriel Coquillard.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service at, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI. Interment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated. For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at (262) 547-4035, or go to http://www.waukeshafunerals.comfor directions or to leave the family an online tribute.