Jerry K. Rohleder

December 23, 1941 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 78)


Jerry K. Rohleder, 78, of Walkerton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on Saturday, November 28, 2020. The family gives special thanks to the staff at Heartland Hospice for the care they gave Jerry.

Jerry was born December 23, 1941 in Mishawaka to the late Kenneth and Ruth (Curran) Rohleder. He was a 1960 graduate of Penn High School. He attended Purdue University. Except for 6 years in California, he lived his entire life in the Michiana area.

 Jerry was employed as an Electrician with IBEW Local #153, working at Al Hums, Al Zeiler and Herman & Getts. He owned and operated J.R. Gun Repair. Jerry had a long affiliation with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an Amateur Radio Operator.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Judith “Judi” Rohleder, whom he married on September 8, 1962 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mishawaka. He is also survived by his four children, Angela (Jim) Troyer, Marci (Geoff) Turner, Shay (Matt) Baxter and John (Erika) Rohleder. Jerry was blessed to have 12 dear grandchildren who loved their “Papa” greatly as well as 19 beloved great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am Wednesday, December 9, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka, with Rev. Christopher Lapp officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8 pm Tuesday in Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka.

Face coverings are required at church and the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church Adult Choir.


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December 8, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Goethals & Wells Funeral Home
503 W. 3rd Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Mass of Christian Burial
December 9, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
225 S. Mill Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544


St. Joseph Catholic Church Adult Choir
225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka IN 46544

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