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Jerome David "Joe" Affeldt
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Birth: May 30, 1929
Norman County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 2009

Son of Richard Fredrick Affeldt and Hazel Opskav

Jerome D. Affeldt

5/30/1929 - 12/21/2009 Jerome David Affeldt, or "Joe" as he was fondly called by old friends and family in earlier days, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2009, following a brief illness. Jerome was born in Ada, MN and raised in Plainview, MN. He then spent 22 years serving his country in the United States Air Force and raising his family. After retirement from military service, Jerome relocated to the Pacific Northwest, where he met and married Rita Ann Miller. They made their home in South Hill/ Puyallup, where he kept a meticulously well-maintained yard - a long-standing source of pride and joy. Jerome worked at Ajax Airport Parking, and then as a school bus driver for the Puyallup School District, from where he later retired. Jerome and Rita spent the past nine years in a small Parkland community, Amberly Farms. Jerome is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Rita Miller Affeldt; his children: Sharon Cottrell, Toni (Jeff) Harvey, Janet Affeldt, and Mark Affeldt, all from Las Vegas, and Guy (Julie) Affeldt of Buford, GA; three stepchildren: Lorri (Kevin) Smyth and Paul Miller of Puyallup and Anthony Miller of Tacoma, as well as 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Donna Maria Barnett, and his stepdaughter, Julia Miller Valliere. A celebration of Jerome's life will take place on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 412 W. Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371. As an alternative to flowers, the family asks that remembrances be sent to the church in his name. Please share your memories of Jerome via the online guestbook at .

Tacoma News Tribune Pub Date: 12/27/2009 
Family links: 
  Richard F Affeldt (1895 - 1967)
  Hazel C Affeldt (1904 - 1984)
Woodbine Cemetery
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Created by: Melissa (Lively) Sherry
Record added: Sep 04, 2010
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Jerome David Joe Affeldt
Added by: Melissa (Lively) Sherry
Jerome David Joe Affeldt
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In memory of Joe, my Air Force buddy at Travis AFB. A great person that I will never forget. I tried to find you but it was too late. Rest in peace, Joe.
- Don Pitts
 Added: Mar. 25, 2015

- Don Pitts
 Added: Mar. 25, 2015

- Melissa (Lively) Sherry
 Added: Sep. 4, 2010

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