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Jerome J. Gollhofer

October 3, 1942 — December 29, 2023

Kingsley, IA

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Jerome John Gollhofer, passed away on 12/29/2023 at the age of 81. He was a man of devotion to God, family, and community, leaving behind a legacy of love and service. 

Jerome was born In Kingsley, Iowa on October 3, 1942, to Blanche and Frank Gollhofer and   grew up on a farm just outside of Kingsley with his 5 siblings. 

Jerome and the love of his life, Judy, were joined in holy matrimony on July 20, 1963, and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past summer. Jerome and Judy shared two children Lisa and Todd. Jerome was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Whether playing cards or sharing stories, he loved to be surrounded by friends and family. He loved to grill and prepare big meals for everyone to gather around the table.

Jerome was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and dedicated much of his time over 25+ years as the caretaker of the cemetery. He served as an usher and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. 

Jerome was a dedicated employee for Mid-American Energy for 32 years. In his free time, Jerome enjoyed all things outdoors. He kept himself busy during all times of the year trapping, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed collecting rocks and fossils. He loved nothing more than when loved ones would visit with him at his bar where he could show dozens of pieces with a story for each. Jerome found a hobby in wood-working and enjoyed making things for his family. He often combined hobbies and built beautiful pieces that incorporated rocks. Jerome’s other hobbies included golfing, listening to bluegrass music, and gardening. 

He was survived by his wife, Judy Gollhofer, daughter, Lisa (Joe) Feller, granddaughters, Caitlin (Brian) Kemnitz and Megan (Matthew) Svendsen, great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Carson Kemnitz, brother, Larry (Ruth) Gollhofer, sisters-in-law, Joyce Gollhofer, Cindy Gollhofer and Sherryl Gollhofer, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry and Marilyn Lindgren and several nieces and nephews. 

Jerome was preceded in death by his son, Todd Gollhofer, parents, Blanche and Frank Gollhofer, brothers, Jim, Duane, and Randy Gollhofer, sister and brothers-in-law, Dorothy (Larry) Ruhland and Dale Kessenich, father and mother-in-law Albert and Maxine Lindgren, brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Kay Vice, and nephew, Gary Lindgren.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 4, 2024

5:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Scripture Wake

Thursday, January 4, 2024

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, January 5, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Michael Catholic Church

208 Brandon St, Kingsley, IA 51028

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Burial

Friday, January 5, 2024

11:45am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

St. Michael Catholic Cemetery

330 th St. and L14, Kingsley, IA 51028

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