Gerald “Jerry” Twohey
Saturday, April 23, 1932
Date of Death:
Sunday, January 15, 2023
90 years old
Gerald “Jerry” Twohey
Gerald Edward Twohey, 90, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2023 at the Stewartville Care Center.
Jerry was born on April 23, 1932 in Rochester to Clarence and Margaret (Brown) Twohey. He grew on the family farm West of Simpson, went to country school and ultimately farmed his whole life. Jerry was very proud of his International tractors and enjoyed helping his neighbors and family. For many years, he dug graves by hand at St. Bridget’s Cemetery and wasn’t afraid of hard manual labor. He read the newspaper from cover to cover every day and especially looked forward to coffee with his friends at the truck stop. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his brother Robert “Bob” (Karen) Twohey of Rochester, sister-in-law Marilyn Twohey of Stewartville, nieces and nephews Dawn (Jeff) Morse, Jill (Bruce) Mehrkens, Edward (Sherri) Twohey, Karen (Jerome) Sheehan, William (Jean) Twohey, Cathy (Peter) Lehman, Jean Baker, Tom (Kathy) Mulvihill, Carol (Al) VanDyke, Richard (Debbie) Mulvihill and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Margaret and David Mulvihill, brother Frank, niece Tamara Twohey and his infant nephew James Twohey.
The Funeral Mass for Jerry will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11:00AM at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church with Father Kevin Connolly officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at St. Bridget’s. Burial will be in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
The family of Gerald “Jerry” Twohey has received the following condolences.
Jerry will be very missed by the Strei family. Jerry's friendship to my dad and mom, Denis and Mary Strei, and my brother Tim played out every week at St. Bridget's, and at coffee at the McDonald's by Fleet Farm.
Every time Father came back to Tim's pew to give him communion, Tim would first check over his shoulder to make sure Father knew that Jerry needed communion too. Old farmers need to look out for each other.
Every time I came home for a visit from Texas, Jerry always made me feel like I never left. He was a great person to chat with.
Jerry made a positive impact on those around him. May he rest in peace.
I will forever miss him...he was my favorite resident to take of at Stewartville Care Center I will cherish all our conversations n everytime I talk about him I just smile and remind others "Jessie did no wrong" in Jerry's eyes....I love you Jerry R.I.P
Sorry for losing Jerry! I got to know him when he was holding court at the 48th Street Kwik Trip with his buddies.
I enjoyed hearing from him about farming back in the day. Jerry was a fountain of information!
He really liked the sweet pickles I would give him. I will miss him forever!
Sorry about Jerry passing l got to know him coming into McDonald's for. coffee he will be missed 108
From the Mayor of Stewartville to the Mayor of Simpson, there is a special place in Heaven for those who drive Chevy pickups!
Rest in Peace, my friend. Mayor Jimmie-John King
My condolences to the Twohey family. Peace be with you all in this time of mourning.