Jerome Joseph White (1948 - 2013)

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WEST BRANCH – Jerome Joseph White, 65, of South Padre Island, Texas, formerly of West Branch, died Tuesday, Nov. 19 in South Padre Island.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in West Branch. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at
Jerome was born July 28, 1948 in Independence, the son of John and Kaye Mazur White. He attended St. John's Catholic School in Independence. He served in the United States Navy from 1966-1969. Jerome then went on to Iowa State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Agronomy.
Jerome was a former member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in West Branch where he sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the Rotary Club. He enjoyed farming, traveling, meeting new people and spending time at the beach and ocean.
He is survived by his son: Peter White (Maria White), Fortville, Ind.; daughter: Megan Forsythe (Jacob Forsythe), Rockton, Ill.; grandsons: Nico White, Zack White, Will White, Sam Forsythe, Ben Forsythe; brothers: James White (Stanwood), Joseph White (Shell Rock), Jeff White (Independence); sisters: Judy Thiessen (Winthrop), Janet Billerbeck (Cedar Rapids), Jackie Engelbrecht (Mt. Vernon). He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John White and a sister Patty White.
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Henderson-Barker Funeral Home
201 Pederson Street
West Branch, IA 52358
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 4 to Dec. 28, 2013
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