Jerome Weicherding died on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN at the age of 79 years surrounded by his loving wife of 59 years, the three musketeers and the three canaries. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Monday from 9 until 11:30 am at the funeral home. There will be a parish prayer service at 5:30pm Sundayat the funeral home. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 12 pm.
The clergy will be Father Andy Michels. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Jerome H. Weicherding was born on July 17, 1938 in Sleepy Eye the son of Victor and Veronica (Steffl) Weicherding. He attended and graduated from St. Mary’s High School and the Mankato Business College. On January 10, 1959 he married Patricia Hittsedorf at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Jerome was employed at Tachtronics for 25 years as a production control supervisor, St. Mary’s School for 15 years and also USPS for 5 years. He was a lifelong member of the Sleepy Eye community. Jerome enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, mushroom hunting, playing softball and golf, attending kids and grandkids events and volunteering with Let’s Go Fishing. He was fun loving, quick witted and the life of the party.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Patricia, children, Timothy (Barbara), Sandra (Victor) Helget, Pamela (Allen) Braulick, Terry (Pamela), Kay(Patrick) Davis and Trent (Rashelle), 18 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, sister, Shirley (Len) Staupe, brother and sister-in-laws, Carol Hittsdorf, Rosalie Hoeft, Claire (Dave) McDowell, Marilyn (Gary) Vait, Joanne Johnson, Patrick (Shari) Hittesdorf, Leslie (Gail) Hittesdorf, and Marlene Hittesdorf and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, Magnus and Ruby Hittesdorf, grandson, Jacob Weicherding, granddaughter, Ruby Lee Weicherding, sister and brother-in-law, LaDonna and Vernard Domeier, brother-in-laws, Tom Hittesdorf and James Hittesdorf.