Jerome “Jerry” Henry, age 70, of Big Lake, formerly of Waverly, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
He was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Cokato, to John and Hildegard (Klein) Henry, the seventh of eight children.
He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1965.
He worked for the SOO Line Railroad for more than 25 years.
Jerry was known for his sense of humor. He could add a humorous twist to anything. He enjoyed talking with his brothers about memories of growing up in Waverly.
Very good at analytical thinking, Jerry could troubleshoot problems by looking at them from every angle. He could also fix anything, whether the problem was mechanical, electrical, or unknown.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, Jerry loved his family and was proud of them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hildegard Henry; brothers Bob Henry, and John Henry Jr.; sister Judy Greiner; sisters-in-law Darlene Henry, and Joyce Spence; and brothers-in-law Kenny Snedeker, Robert Spence, Bill Heck, and Del Layton.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 27 years, Peggy; children Jeff (Sandy) Henry, Jessica (Kevin) Kramer, and Amy (John) Casper; eight grandchildren: Alex, Ty, Kayla, Clay, Wyatt (Lesley), Maddie, Colby and Megan; siblings Pam (Brian) Neaton, Gene (Betty) Henry, Dale (Sharon) Henry, and Roy (Sylvia) Henry; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dudley Greiner, Bill Spence, Deloris Layton, Rita (Lloyd) Johnston, Mayme Spence, Bernadette Heck, and Monica Snedeker; as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. There was a gathering of family and friends Thursday from 9-10:45 a.m., prior to the Mass, in the St. Mary’s Parish Center.
Memorials are preferred.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.