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Jerome H. Petsche Dec. 3, 1948 - Dec. 7, 2008

HANCOCK -- Jerome "Jerry" Harold Petsche, 60, of Hancock died Sunday in Morris.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Redeemer's Lu-theran Church in Hancock. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church.

He was born Dec. 3, 1948, in Guttenburg, Iowa to Lawrence and Leola (Theisen) Petsche. He grew up and attended school in Osterdock, Iowa. He drove semi truck before moving to Monticello to work on the NSP Power Plant. He became a certified welder and worked around the country on oil refineries, ships, garbage burners and power plants. He worked as a boilermaker for 30 years, owned a scrap metal recycling business and did welding.

He married Nola Haugen on Aug. 19, 2000, in Hancock. They lived in Hancock. He was a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Hancock and Boilermakers Local 647.

He is survived by his wife; four children: Janet (and Bob) Scott of Aberdeen, Wash., Jason (and Alicia) Davidson of Glenwood, Jerome (and Amanda) Petsche of Chokio and Laura Davidson of Hancock; four grandchildren; five siblings: Don Petsche of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sheila (and Steve) Nemmers of Lakewood, Colo., Bob (and Betty) Petsche of Osterdock, Iowa, Lisa (and Ted) Johnson of Colesberg, Iowa, and Daryl (and Cindy) Petsche of Manona, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.