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Jerome "Jerry" Edward Loew

September 21, 1931 — November 29, 2023

Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

Jerome "Jerry" Edward Loew

Jerome “Jerry” Edward Loew, age 92, of Blooming Prairie, MN, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Prairie Manor Care Center, in Blooming Prairie, MN. Jerry was born on September 21, 1931, in Carroll County, Iowa, to Matthew and Emogene (Otto) Loew.  He moved to Minnesota at an early age. From 1950-1953, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.  On January 8, 1955, he married Berniece Wurst at St. Columbanus Catholic Church, in Blooming Prairie. He was employed with the John Deere Implement dealers in Blooming Prairie, Owatonna, and Austin, Minnesota, and worked part-time for the City of Blooming Prairie, until retiring.  After retirement, Jerry and Berniece spent much time traveling in their RV, or on bus trips, to all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico.  They also traveled to several European countries and Central America. 

Jerry was a league bowler for many years. Every spring he would join the Loew Brothers Team, to compete in the state tournament from which they brought home a trophy in 1974.  Jerry also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, golf, wild animal shows, and all the westerns on TV, playing cards, going for a drive (even just around town), fishing and hunting.  He especially enjoyed annual deer hunting trips to Askov, Minnesota, with his brothers and nephews.  He always enjoyed times spent with friends and family. 

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Berniece; daughter, Jeanne (Jeff) Ihrke, Rochester, MN; grandsons,  William (Amber) Ihrke, Rochester, MN, and Thomas (Valerie Busse) Ihrke, Kasson, MN; great grandchildren, Ila and Lincoln Ihrke, Rochester, MN; sisters, Mary Ann Johnson, Blooming Prairie, MN, Bonnie McClain and Carolyn Stellick, Colorado; brothers, Bernard (Clarice) and Henry, Askov, MN, Paul (Judy), Lakeville, MN; sisters-in-law, Marlys Loew, Loretta Wurst, and Shirley Wurst, Blooming Prairie, MN; brother-in-law, Bud Peterson, Tacoma, WA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gertrude (Joe) Kloberdanz, Sylvia (Frank) Plunkett, Margorie (Allan) Michaelson, Lois, Norma (Marvin) Thompson, and Gloria Peterson; brothers, Delbert and William (Nancy); sisters-in-law, Lorraine Loew, Evelyn (Joseph) Balzer, Albina (William) Stebbins, Helen (Kermit) Nelson, and Adeline (Donald) Frey; brothers-in-law, Marlin Koster, Darrell Johnson, Ronald McClain, James Stellick, Fred (Margorie) Wurst, Edmund Wurst, Sr., Wilfred Wurst, and Joseph Wurst, Jr.  

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, December 15, 2023, at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Interment will be in the St. Columbanus Catholic Cemetery in Blooming Prairie. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prairie Manor Nursing Home or to the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial in memory of Jerome (Jerry) Loew. Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Visitation

Friday, December 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Columbanus Catholic Church

114 Main St E, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Columbanus Catholic Church

114 Main St E, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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