Jerome J. Kaminsky, age 86, of Hutchinson, formerly of Silver Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
He was born Aug. 8, 1932, to Joseph and Sophie (Kelash) Kaminsky.
Jerome attended St. Adalbert’s Grade School, first through eighth grade. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1949.
Jerome was united in marriage to Annette Marie Navratil Nov. 15, 1955. They shared 63 years of marriage, and were blessed with three children: Lawrence Jerome Kaminsky of Dassel, Gary Jerome Kaminsky of New Prague, and Gail Annette Jensen of Arizona.
Jerome was a lifetime member of St. Adalbert’s, and then Holy Family. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, and visits from family and friends.
In his younger years, Jerome was quite a hunter of ducks and pheasants. He also really enjoyed fox hunting.
Jerome was co-owner of Kaminsky Inc. feed mill in Silver Lake, and later worked at Glencoe Feeds until his retirement in 1997.
In Silver Lake, he was an active member of the Commercial Club, the Fire Department, and the Silver Lake Ambulance crew. He was very active in church as a reader, and communion distributor, both in church and to the homebound.
In retirement, Jerome enjoyed making rosaries and stocking caps for missions. He also enjoyed watching “Wheel of Fortune.”
He is survived by his loving wife, Annette; son Larry and wife Patti; son Gary and wife Marita,; and daughter Gail and husband Mike; a sister, Margaret Wozniak of St. Louis Park; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Jerome is further survived by sisters-in-law Carol Navratil, Deannie Navratil and LaRue Suihel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Sophie Kaminsky; and brothers Leonard, and Francis.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Father Tim Wozniak and Father Tony Stubeda as concelebrants. Alice Nowak was the organist for the Mass. Private interment was in Holy Family Cemetery.
There was visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.