WINTHROP – Jerome Weisensel, 91, of Winthrop, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Winthrop Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 3 p.m., Monday, October 21 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette with Father Anthony Hesse celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Monday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette. The St. Patrick’s Council of the Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm is in charge of arrangements.
To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for his family go to: www.mvfh.org.
Jerome is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Beverly Sellner of Comfrey, Shirley and Rudolph Vait of Sauk Centre, Audrey Hofmeister of Bemidji; sisters-in-law, Clarice Weisensel of New Ulm, Donna (Albert) Ebnet of Springfield; brothers-in-law, Joe (Joyce) Neid of Sleepy Eye; and many nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elaine Neid; brothers and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Lou Weisensel, LeRoy Weisensel, James Weisensel; and brother-in-law, Ralph Hofmeister.
Jerome C. Weisensel was born on August 16, 1922 in New Ulm to John M. and Isabel (Jutz) Weisensel. He attended District 31 school in Brighton Township. Jerome began farming at an early age and continued to farm his entire life. He also did garden tilling for many years and worked as a tent manager for St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church for 35 years. Jerome was known as the “Corn Picker King” in New Sweden Township in 1949 and the 1950s. He enjoyed bowling in Lafayette, Winthrop, and New Ulm, managing to win a few state bowling titles for Forester Bowling. He also enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors. Jerome was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette, St. Thomas Court of the Catholic Order of Foresters, the St. Patrick’s Council of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic United of Swan Lake and The Good Samaritan Advisory Board.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.