Jerrold Peter “Jerry” Stukerjurgen, 56, of of Salem, Iowa, passed away at 2:07 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
He was born on August 29, 1965, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Ron and Carol (Lohman) Stukerjurgen. On June 16, 1990, he married Amie Jean Holtkamp at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife: Amie; daughter: Jena (Levi) Duwa of Kalona, Iowa; son: Jacob Stukerjurgen of Salem, Iowa; granddaughter: Tatum Beth Duwa; parents: Ron and Carol Stukerjurgen of Houghton, Iowa; one brother: Jay (Ingrid) Stukerjurgen of Polk City, Iowa; two sisters: Judy (Adrian) Steffensmeier of Fort Madison, Iowa and Jan (Micheal) Hunting of Robins, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter: Beth Marie Stukerjurgen; brother: Joseph Stukerjurgen; father and mother-in-law: Melvin and Barb Holtkamp.
Jerry achieved his associate degree in Animal Science at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. He was co-owner/manager of Quality Plus Feeds in St. Paul. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, the Houghton Knights of Columbus and Houghton Fire and Rescue, where he was a first responder and past fire chief. Jerry enjoyed working and growing Quality Plus Feeds and his hog business, being outdoors, watching his children play sports and being involved in the community. Most of all he cherished spending time with family, friends and being a grandfather.
Friends may call after 12:00 noon Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton, where the family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Houghton.
A memorial has been established in his memory for Lee County Fair 4-H and FFA Livestock Programs, St. John’s Catholic Church or Houghton Fire and Rescue
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.