Age 79 Years, of Ham Lake, Minnesota Passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021. Preceded in death by his wife Ella, son Thomas Jerome, mother Margaret, stepfather James, father Patrick, sisters Patricia, Donna and Shirley. He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Randall), granddaughter Molly, sister Joyce (Ray), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Jerry was born on August 25, 1941 in Brainerd, Minnesota and was raised in St. Paul. He attended St. Pat's School, but learned his life's lessons on Rice Street's North End. He married Ella Mae, a young nurse, in 1966, and they had two children: Lisa and Tommy. Jerry worked as a contractor, but his true love was tending his garden, making his famous pickles and caring for all the neighborhood stray cats. He had a passion for muscle cars, fishing and being in the great outdoors and was fiercely independent. He was also an excellent cook and always had something to offer when you came for a visit. He was a generous and caring son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed. Visitation at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL (107th Ave. NE & Hwy. 65) Friday from 4-7 PM. Please RSVP for a time slot on the funeral home website. Private family funeral services at Church of St. Timothy. Interment Morningside Cemetery. www.kozlakradulovich.com
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Published by Pioneer Press on Jan. 6, 2021.