Jerome A. “Jerry” Towey

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, May 29, 1940
Date of Death:
Friday, February 5, 2021
Age:
80 years old

Visitation

Date: Wednesday February 10, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Thursday February 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 am

Location: Pax Christi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Thursday February 11, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Pax Christi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: St. Bridget's Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, May 29, 1940
Date of Death:
Friday, February 5, 2021
Age:
80 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, May 29, 1940
Date of Death:
Friday, February 5, 2021
Age:
80 years old

Jerome A. “Jerry” Towey

Jerry Towey, 80, of Rochester, MN, died Friday, February 5th, 2021 at his home.

Jerry was born May 29th, 1940 in Rochester, MN to Arthur and Helen (St. George) Towey. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1958 and then joined the Navy. On April 1st, 1967, he married Marlene O’Connell at St. Bridget’s Church in Simpson, MN.  He retired from the Navy in 1978 and they returned to Rochester, MN.  Jerry worked installing passenger elevators and after retiring from there he worked at Laidlaw driving school bus and the Mayo Clinic shuttle buses. Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, VFW, and the 40&8 club driving the boxcar in many parades.  In his retirement he enjoyed many projects on his farm and Jerry truly enjoyed planning family gatherings and loved having his large Irish family around him.

Survivors include his son Jerome Towey, three daughters Wanda (Mike) Nienow, Sarah (Eric Atkins) Towey, Phoebe Towey, all of Rochester.  Five grandchildren Grace (Steven) Rysted, Caity (Josh Deutsch) Nienow, Miranda Towey, Donovan Towey, and Victoria Nienow and one great granddaughter, Haley Rysted; siblings Bill (Jeannette) Towey, Kate Towey (Frankie – dec.) of Ormond Beach, FL, Gert (Donald – dec.) Ulwelling, Tim (Sandy) Towey of Schertz, TX, Pat (Deb) Towey of Hayfield, MN, Dan Towey of Blaine, MN, and Joe Towey of Rochester, MN, sister-in-law Joyce Towey of Colby, KS, and cousin Paul Towey of Faribault, MN.  He was preceded in death by his wife Marlene and son James (Jim) Towey; his parents, siblings Eileen Towey and Mike Towey.

The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at Pax Christi Church in Rochester, MN.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 in the River Park Chapel and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Pax Christi church.  Burial will be at St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Rochester, MN.

Please send memorials to either Channel One, Seasons Hospice, or a charity of your choice. 

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The family of Jerome A. “Jerry” Towey has received the following condolences.

Dear Towey Family,


My condolences on the passing of your father. I had the privilege of knowing Marlene and Jerry by way of Ms. Phoebe.


Marlene was a caring, hard-working, and "straight-shooting" kind of mother in the ways that I knew her. She was a wonderful parent to work with as it related to Phoebe, in addition to her sense of humor. I had the opportunity to get to know Jerry when he took our J.M. class on a road trip. We had a wonderful visit and it cemented in my mind what a wonderful set of parents Phoebe Marie had in her life.


As I continue my journey in this life, I hope and pray that I have the opportunity to see your folks again.


I will keep them and all of you in my prayers.


Take good care of Ms. Phoebe Marie!!


Sincerely,


Patrick

Jerry was a kind man and a good husband and father.  His heart has been broken since he lost the love of his life, Marlene.  May he rest in peace in her loving arms and the arms of God.   Prayers to all who remain as you adjust to the new normal of his sad loss.  

With deepest sympathy to all the children and siblings.  May god rest his hand of peace over each of you as you grieve your loss.