Gerald Leroy Wondrow
Date: Friday August 28, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Oronoco Cemetery
Tuesday, November 4, 1947
Date of Death:
Saturday, August 22, 2020
72 years old
Gerald Leroy Wondrow
Gerald (Jerry) Leroy Wondrow, 72, of Rochester, MN, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at St. Marys Hospital after a brave and hard fought battle with cancer. Jerry was born November 4th, 1947 in Rochester, MN to Bernard and Lorraine (Postier) Wondrow. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1965. He met the love of his life Patricia Roseboom in the 9th grade while attending Central High School in Rochester, MN. On December 7th, 1968, he married Patricia Roseboom at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester, MN. The couple made their home in Rochester.
Jerry was a proud military veteran having served in the United States Navy from 1965-1968. He received a Bronze Metal for his service during the Vietnam War and was very proud to have served his country. Jerry was an avid NASCAR, Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan and could often be found in his garage cheering on his favorite teams. Jerry also loved spending time on many small projects in his garage, spending time with his family and taking trips to Treasure Island Casino. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Roseboom) Wondrow of Rochester MN; daughter, Amy (Pepe) Headlee of Rochester, MN, son Brian (Nikki) Wondrow of Rochester, MN; brothers, Larry (Marlene) Wondrow of Charlotte, NC, Gary Wondrow of Stewartville, MN, and a sister, Sherri (Joe) Corfits of Des Moines, IA, seven grandchildren; Tricia, Modesta, Pepe Jr, Cloe, Leia, Olivia and Alex; three great grandchildren; Brooklyn, Jace and Gage and other extended family members. He is preceded in death by his parents; Bernard and Lorraine Wondrow.
The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic for their compassionate and excellent care during his fight with cancer. We would especially like to thank the staff at St. Marys Emergency Department and Mary Brigh 6B for their most compassionate care in helping Jerry and his family on his final journey.
There will be a Graveside Service with Military Honors at the Oronoco Cemetery in Oronoco, MN this Friday August 28th, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Honorary Pallbearers; Mike Roseboom of Rochester, MN; Pepe Headlee of Rochester, MN; Joe Corfits of Des Moines IA; Pepe Headlee Jr of Rochester, MN; and Alex Tarrence of Rochester, MN.
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So sorry to read about Jerr.y going to heaven. He was a great guy. I will keep you all in my daily prayers. May God comfort you all. With Deepest Sympathy, Judy Lehmkuhl
Pat and family,
Sorry to hear about Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories.
Mary and Dick Noble
Pat and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories as you will have them forever.
Tavanna & Kerry Campbell
Mrs. Wondrow, Amy & Brian.
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Dear Pat and family,
With fondest memories and on behalf of the Seidel family, we are sorry to hear of Jerry's passing and send our deepest sympathy to you.
Our thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Bud, Jill, Lori, Jeff, Kelly and Dawn
Pat, Amy, and Brian,
Sorry to hear about Jerry. He will be missed. I recall growing up, Jerry was always there for all the neighborhood kids if they wanted/needed something fixed, he was always happy to help them out. They all thought he was the cool dad in the neighborhood. Myself, I loved working with Jerry in the garage, working on cars and being in his pit crew. He taught me a lot and because of that, I will always miss him. Jerry was like my second dad to me. We had a lot of fun times together; even sneaking me a beer every once in a while. I loved that when we walked into Colonial Lanes Jerry was always there.
My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
P.S. Marilyn’s in heaven and will greet him with a beer!
I am sorry to hear this Patty. I remember in high school knowing that the two of you were a couple. Classmates dating was fairly common. What wasn't so common was starting in 9th grade, and it being truly the love of your life. It's almost like a fairy tale. May God Bless you and your family as you grieve.
Dearest Pat, Amy, Brian. Sheri, Gary and Larry.
I’m so very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was so loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him. I knew him for 58 years, and grew up with the Wondrow family and remain close to Sheri today. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, with love and hugs during this very sad time.
Pat and Family we are so very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how deeply the pain is without him with you. You spent a lifetime together. ❤️Jerry was a great guy. As friends growing up we shared good times together. Many fond memories made at the Byron Roller Rink. Later we became family. Even though my life changed, and I left Rochester, you were always in my heart. Jerry will be missed by so many people, but he will always be remembered by Family and Friends. Sending many hugs and prayers to you Pat and your family. ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️ God be with you.
My sincere sympathy to the Wondrow family. I grew in Douglas with the Wondrows. Larry was in my class. They were a very nice family.
Dear Pat and family,
sending my heartfelt condolences after learning of Jerry’s death, as I reflect back to the good ole days I remember all the fun we had at the Byron Roller rink, how cute he was and what a great skater and how sweet the two of you were together , Those days stay close in my heart, such fun, such friendships and a dash of naughty. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Pat. My sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.