Gerald “Jerry” Watros

Gerald “Jerry” Watros

Birth
Dexter, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 Nov 2014 (aged 79)
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 138243167 · View Source
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Gerald P. “Jerry” Watros, age 79, of rural Wabasha, formerly of Rochester and the Adams area, passed this life early Sunday, November 2, 2014 after suffering a massive stroke two days earlier.

He was born July 21, 1935 near Dexter, MN, in Mower County, the son of Ivan and Clara (Reis) Watros. He was baptized and confirmed at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, MN and he was a 1953 graduate of Adams High School. He married his wife of 56 years, the former Marlys Otto, at Marshall Lutheran Church in rural Adams October 11, 1958. The couple moved to Rochester where they raised their family while spending nearly every weekend near Wabasha at their cabin on Sand Prairie.

Jerry, as most people knew him by, served his country during the Korean War in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Des Moines. After the Navy, he worked for IBM for over 30 years and eventually retired to a life of fishing and hunting in the Mississippi River Valley. Jerry loved the outdoors and dedicated his life to working with his hands and could often be seen outside chain saw carving wooden statues or fixing on hundred-year-old “hit and miss” engines.

He is survived by his wife, Marlys Watros, Wabasha, MN; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Sue Watros, Monticello, MN, Troy and Kelly Watros, North Barrington, IL; seven grandchildren, Andy, Amber, Ashley, Alex, Casey, Peyton and Devin; sisters and brother-in-law, Jean and Tom Scaglione and Donna Schumann, LeRoy, MN; brother, Chuck Watros, Sandwich, IL; sisters-in-law, LaVonne Bianchi, Wabasha, MN and Carolyn (Dick) Clapper, Britt, IA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Clara Watros and his sister, Kay Miland.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00am at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha with the Reverend David Knox of Faith Lutheran Church in Wabasha officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred to Faith Lutheran Church, 905 Hiawatha Dr. E., Wabasha, MN 55981.


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  • Created by: CLCochran
  • Added: 3 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138243167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald “Jerry” Watros (21 Jul 1935–2 Nov 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138243167, ; Maintained by CLCochran (contributor 47122252) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.