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John Gundrum joined the agency in 1973 and the name was changed to the Gundrum Insurance Agency. After working 3+ years for a Big Eight CPA firm Larry followed into the business in 1978. In 1981 Jerry sold the business to his sons.
Joann Schodron joined the Agency in 1984. She specializes in health and life insurance but also handles auto and home insurance. John and Larry’s brother Rick joined the business in 1997 after spending several years at B C Ziegler. Rick handles the investment side of the business selling stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRA’s, retirement funds and life insurance. When Rick joined the name of the business was changed to Gundrum Insurance & Investments.
Prior to John joining the agency Jerry ran the business out of his home at 105 E Washington Street in Slinger. After a very brief stay at the hall attached to what is now the Slinger House, the office moved to it’s present location at 101 E Washington Street in downtown Slinger. It has remained at this location since 1974.
Jerry Gundrum grew up in Slinger and graduated from Slinger High School in 1939. After working at Gundrum’s Market he entered the Army during World War II. He attended infantry officer’s school and graduated as a second lieutenant in May 1943. He served in Africa and Italy with the 85th Infantry Division. While serving in Italy Jerry was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantry Badge and received a battlefield promotion. After his discharge from the service Jerry was employed for 7 years as a bookkeeper at Zwald’s Mill in Slinger.
In 1953 Jerry started the Jerry Gundrum Agency selling life and health insurance. In 1956 he purchased the John Kippenhan Casualty Agency and started selling property and casualty insurance. In 1959 Jerry purchased part of the L J Bull Insurance Agency and eight years later he purchased the remainder of that agency.