|9/4/2019 10:23:00 AM|
Jerome Hancock, 71, of Windom died Aug. 28, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
A Celebration of Life service was Tuesday at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating.
Special music was provided by Ruth Wohlfeil, organist.
Casket bearers were Randy Johnson, Arlan Soleta, Mike Haugen, Roger Caauwe, Terry Mohlencamp and Scott Packard.
Honorary bearers were Jerome's grandchildren: Emma Lee Blanchard, Brenden Grimmius, Briana Grimmius and Austin Grimmius.
Military honors were provided by American Legion Post 206 of Windom outside the church immediately following the service.
Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Jerome Nathan Hancock was born June 25, 1948, to Nathan Harold and Gladys Alice (Nauschutz) Hancock in Jackson.
He received his education in Windom Public Schools, graduating from Windom High School in 1967. He furthered his education at Pipestone Vocational School, graduating with an Associate Arts degree in auto mechanics.
Jerome was drafted into the U.S. Army for two years, then served in the Army National Guard/Reserve for 16 years.
In 1973, Jerome married Donna May Grimmius at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom. They lived in Jeffers for a short time before making their home in Windom.
Jerome worked as a line inspector for The Toro Company in Windom for 33 years until retiring in 2004.
He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, and enjoyed camping, fishing and time outdoors with his dog.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Grimmius.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Donna Hancock of Windom; two sons, Dean (Michelle) Grimmius of Brandon, S.D.; and Michael (Nicole) Hancock of Ellicott City, Md.; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and two siblings, Trish Christner of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and Doug (Irene) Hancock of Windom.