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Jerry Deutsch

jerry deutsch
Jerry L. Deutsch age 72 of New Hampton died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at his home from natural causes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2016, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed by his wife and children. Lectors for the service will be Jim Deutsch, Julie Rosonke and Julie Wendl. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Jackson Deutsch, Blake Winter, Bailey Winter and Blair Winter. Interment with military honors will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Hampton with Blake Winter, Bailey Winter, Jason Winter, Jim Gaffney, Duane Rosonke, Charlie Gebel and Al Gilbert as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jackson Deutsch, Blair Winter, Tom Soenen, Jeff Weigel, Luke Schmitt, Dennis Albrecht and Joe Roethler. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday. Jerome Leo “Jerry” Deutsch was born May 31, 1943, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Victor and Evelyn (Gebel) Deutsch. He received his education in New Hampton and was a 1961 graduate of the New Hampton High School. As a young boy on the farm he was active in 4-H showing livestock. Jerry served in the United States Army in Germany for three years and was honorably discharged on March 19, 1965. On August 31, 1968, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton, he married Kathy Smith, who he met at a dance in Lawler. The couple was blessed with two children. Jerry worked for 30 years at John Deere in Waterloo, retiring in 1995. Jerry was a member of Holy Family Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed watching football and Nascar and attending tractor pulls. He spent many hours working outside and taking care of his John Deere tractors. He especially loved quality time with his family and eagerly followed his grandchildren’s athletic events. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Kathy; one son, Jason Deutsch of Altoona, IA; one daughter, Kelly (Jason) Winter of Marquette, IA; four grandchildren, Jackson Deutsch, Blake Winter, Bailey Winter and Blair Winter; one brother, Jim (Bev) Deutsch of Parker, CO; two sisters, June Rosonke of New Hampton and Julie Wendl of Rochester, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Norb Rosonke.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Jerry Deutsch

  2. So sorry to read of Jerry’s death. Memories of going through 8 years of school at St.Mary’s School in New Hampton, then 4 years of high school. Seems like yesterday. Sincere condolences to all in your family. Sincerely, Patty (Schwickerath) Stricke

  3. Kathy, Jason, Kelly and families: We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry always was always good at giving a little razzing! That was Jerry! I remember when I first saw him driving the red pickup –I don’t remember the specifics, but recall being surprised that it was not green….. I heckled him every time I saw him driving it! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless. Bob & Cyndy Weiglein

  4. Kathy, Jason, and Kelli; June and family; Jim, Kathy and family; Julie and family…. Was so saddened to hear about Jerry’s passing and your huge loss. Thoughts of Jerry always bring a smile to my face, from memories of Vic, Jim, and Jerry, Dad, LeRoy and others doing farm work together… when we were all much younger (especially making hay), your and Jerry’s wedding, Kathy…, and visits ‘home’ thru the years….. Life took us different ways…. However, remember Jerry as ALWAYS quietly seeking out ways to provide immediate assistance and support during the time of any community and/or family needs and losses. There are no words to express my appreciation for his incredible, and ongoing, assistance for my mom and dad through their lives, and especially during their later years. Hope all of you feel the same love and support at the time of your loss, as Jerry gave to all while he was always attending to others’ needs. Had hoped to share this message with you in person, but unable to do so. However, am with you in prayers and spirit as we all ask God to welcome Jerry home and reward him for his life on earth. My prayers for God’s blessses and support all of you too at this incredibly difficult time in your lives. (Will be in touch.) Carol (Deutsch) Schmidt Dubuque, Iowa

  5. will miss Jerry at the CWC. Enjoyed our little chats. He had make so much progress and was trying hard to keep it up so was so sorry when he left us so fast. God bless you all. Will keep you in our prayers. Loeanard and Norma Rosonke

  6. Kathy and family…we always enjoyed visiting with Jerry. He would stop once in a while to chat. He made such an effort to go and visit dad when he was in the hospital and when they moved and dad so appreciated him doing that. May God’s peace be with you as you go through the days ahead.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May strong faith, loving family, and great memories provide you comfort during this difficult time. God Bless.

  8. Our deepest sympathy yo you all. May God hold you all extra close throughout this very sad time. May you find peace in all the special memories I’m sure you hold dearly. Take care and may God bless. In deepest sympathy..Steve and Shellie boos

  9. Jerry was always great to visit with and a great guy!! He will really be missed. Kathy, Jason & Kelly, all of you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  10. We have appts, scheduled so won’t be able to attend. We want you to know you and the family are included in our thought and prayers. God bless you and take care. You have our deepest sympathy. Gil & Connie Wendl

  11. Kathy and family, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Larry and Marcia Pitzenberger

  12. Kathy and family, Our sympathy and prayers to you all. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He will be missed by all. I rode to Deere’s with him for a while. He was a nice guy. Emmett and Marianne Meissen

  13. Kathy and family, So sorry for your loss. Jerry always gave me a hard time and I gave it right back. I remember all the ‘meetings’ he and dad had at Luke’s, they both were full of… Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless. Jim Siglin and Cindy Randall

  14. We both enjoyed visiting with Jerry over the years. I first met him when the John Deere guys met at Kwik Star to carpool to work. He always had a friendly smile….he will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to your family during this difficult time. Gregg & Lori Mai

  15. We have great memories of Jerry and our fun times together. Jerry always called me his cousin-in-law when he would greet me 🙂 We are so sorry for your loss but don’t forget you will be together again when God calls you home as well. God bless & take care of yourself. Rosalyn & Melvin Miller

  16. Jerry will be missed he used to swing by to swing by to visit occasionally and give me a hard time about having a ridiculous red tractor it needed to be green and yellow.

  17. My phone rang in my hospital room earlier this month. When I answered it was Jerry calling to find out how I was doing. My conversation with him will be a great memory. I so appreciated that he cared and reached out to me. Take care of Grandpa and Grandma up there Uncle Jerry.

  18. Had a lot of laughs with Jerry Kwik star in the mornings over the years. Deutsch family you have our deepest sympathy. He will be missed by many.

  19. Roger (Red) & Lori …. Jerry will be missed! Sure enjoyed his laughter and talks when we were in town! Love and Prays to all

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