Jerome Huiras, 82, of Sleepy Eye, died on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at the Olivia Health Care Center in Olivia.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth with Father Andy Michels officiating.
Interment was in the Church of the Japanese Martyrs Catholic Cemetery in Leavenworth.
Jerome Dean Huiras was born on Nov. 29, 1936, to Thomas and Marie (Green) Huiras on the family farm in Leavenworth Township, Brown County, Minnesota. He grew up and attended school in Mulligan Township. As a young man, Jerome and his family moved back to the farm which has now been in the Huiras family for over 150 years. On June 8, 1961, Jerome married Dorothy Mary Walter at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clements. He enjoyed farming, the outdoors, hunting, and trapshooting. Most of all, he cherished time with friends and family. Jerome was proud of his Army Reserve service.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Sleepy Eye; daughter, Deborah (Michael) Dove of New Ulm and their children Jory and Joshua; daughter, Tamara (David) Helget of Sleepy Eye and their children Matthew (fiancée Danielle), Nolan (Saydi), Larissa (fiancé David) and Nicholas; daughter, Shari (Kevin) Halling of Rochester and their children Meredith (Luke) and Geoffrey; son, Corey (Kristin) Huiras of Sleepy Eye and their children Isaac, Bella, Jackson, Lydia, Easton, Emerson, and Grayson Jerome; sister, Lois M. (Gerald) Hines of Alexandria; and in-laws, Leonard (Alice) Walter, Andrew (Sharon) Walter, Arlene Huschke, and Michael Walter. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Nicholas and Cecelia Walter; and brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Nicholas Jr. and Joan Walter; and family friend, Clarence Valliant.
Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye was entrusted with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.