After doing his part to keep a 100-year-old family tradition going for 66 of his 85 years, Crivitz icon Jerry Kapalczynski, better known to the community as "Jerry the Barber," has decided to put down his clippers, retire and enjoy life.
Jerry has been cutting hair out of the same location in downtown Crivitz for 44 years and has served thousands of satisfied customers.
"Wish I'd put a dime away for every hair cut I did," Jerry commented. But perhaps more than money, he values the friendships that were built over the years. He will miss seeing those people, but will not miss the long hours on his feet that barbering requires.
The decision to close the shop he has operated at 604 Main Street in Crivitz since1976 didn't come easily for Jerry. He had a knee replaced in January, after which his legs started giving out. He hasn't held regular hours since then. Then came the coronavirus, which shut everyone down. "My body and my wife told me it was time," Jerry said. "My wife Clara and I have been married for 64 years and I knew I'd better listen to her." The shop remains closed and is now for sale.
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