AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Gerald “Jerry” Rothbauer, of Mora, formerly of Pine City and Lino Lakes, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home. He was 72 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mora.
Gerald “Jerry” Edward Rothbauer of Mora, Minnesota passed away on November 29th, 2015 while at home. He was 72 years old.
Jerry was born on April 2nd, 1943 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Frank and Loretta (Washenberger) Rothbauer. He grew up in several places including Washington state, and Chicago, Illinois, but came home to Saint Paul to graduate from Mechanic Arts High School in 1961. Jerry was the third of four brothers. After high school, Jerry began a 34 year career at Deluxe Check Printing. He married Karon Vanda on April 4th, 1964 at the Nativity Catholic Church in Highland Park, Minnesota. To this union four children were born. Jerry and Karon lived in Roseville during the early years of their 51 year marriage, before moving to Lino Lakes to continue raising their boys, then to Pine City, and most recently calling Mora their home.
Jerry was an active member in the Lions Club Organization, earning many accommodations while serving his community. He also was a member of the Planning and Zoning Board for many years. His hobbies included bow hunting, ice fishing, and family camping trips. A true family man, Jerry treasured his wife and boys, as well as his grandchildren, and was happiest during holiday gatherings. Those who knew Jerry best would tell you he was always willing to help family and friends and never asked for anything in return. Jerry was truly a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bob and Jim Rothbauer.
Jerry is survived by his wife Karon; children, Keith, Brian and his wife Susie, Kevin, Mark and his fiancée Megan; seven grandchildren, Heather, Sheldon, Makayla, Hailey, Brianna, Evan, and Addison; his brother, Scott Morris; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.