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Jerry Roeder

Jerry A. Roeder, age 84, of rural New London, died Tuesday morning, March 28, at Rice Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 PM Friday, March 31, at Gausdal Lutheran Church of rural New London. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Military Honors will be provide by the Robert Ihlang American Legion Post 537 of New London. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday at the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer and at the church one hour prior to the service.
Jerry Adolph Roeder was born on December 29, 1932, in Chicago, Ill. the son of Doris N. (Frantz) and Adolph F. Roeder.  They moved to Detroit, MI in 1934 and the family moved to the Belgrade area in 1950.  He graduated from Belgrade High School in 1951 and then joined the Navy and served on the USS Kawishiwi during the Korean Conflict. On June 29, 1971 he was married to Gwendolyn Louise Ward in New London and they made their home in Minneapolis.  They returned to the New London area and Jerry started working for the BN Railroad office in Willmar as a clerk.  He worked for the railroad until his retirement in 1998.  Jerry was an avid model train collector and was a long time member of the Lakes and Pines Division of the Train Collectors Association. Jerry enjoyed attending the monthly meeting of the association and once a year traveled to York, Pennsylvania for the York Train Show. He was also a member of the New London Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen of New London and one daughter, Amy (and Eric Schaefer) Roeder of Bangor, Maine. Also surviving are two special young friends, Kurtis and Evan and two brothers, Phillip (and Marion) Roeder of Coon Rapids, Walter (and Sharlot) Roeder of Belgrade, besides other relatives and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Kathleen Roeder.

Cemetery Details

Gausdal Lutheran Cemetey
28440 NE Co. Rd 9
Belgrade, MN, 56312


MAR 30. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Green Lake-Spicer Funeral Home

241 North Highway 23

Spicer, MN, US, 56288


MAR 31. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Gausdal Lutheran Church

28440 NE Co. Rd. 9

Belgrade, MN, US, 56312

Celebration of Life

MAR 31. 01:00 PM

Gausdal Lutheran Church

28440 NE Co. Rd. 9

Belgrade, MN, US, 56312

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amy - March 28, 2017 at 09:23 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Gwen, Amy, Walter and all family.My sincere sympathy to you all! Remembering the wonderful memories of over 50 years ago roller skating and connecting with Jerry and all. God be with you as He has been, in the days ahead..

Darlene Bratberg - March 28, 2017 at 11:39 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Gordon, Patty, and Patrick Goss purchased the Fields of Europe for Spring for the family of Jerry A. Roeder.

Gordon, Patty, and Patrick Goss - March 29, 2017 at 03:56 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Deepest and dearest sympathies to you, Gwen and Amy. Jerry was truly a great guy, and always a favorite to visit with. I am heartbroken for you.

Kris Gatzemeyer - March 29, 2017 at 06:11 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I didn't know Jerry but he was on the same ship I was on in the Navy so I consider him a shipmate and hope to meet him in Heaven some time in the future. Prayers, condolences and best wishes to his family and friends.Lenny ScalettaCouncil Bluffs, Iowa

Lenny Scaletta - March 29, 2017 at 08:29 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ken & Jo Schaefer purchased the Floor Plant for Sympathy for the family of Jerry A. Roeder.

Ken & Jo Schaefer - March 29, 2017 at 10:53 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

You have our love and deepest condolences. We share your grief and can only offer sympathy and comfort at this worst of times. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and know that we hope you treasure your best memories and receive only peace in his memory.Mike "Bondo" Terhune and Jenny Mamajek

Mike Bondo - March 30, 2017 at 03:24 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will always remember the times when Jerry took Mike and I on trips. Whether it was to Durango to ride a steam engine or to Detroit for the auto show, we had a great time. I spent time working on farm with Jerry as well. True weekend farming is hooking two tractors together with a log chain to plow an old alfalfa field.He was a man that could remember names and dates better than anyone I know. He was a virtual encyclopedia of model trains. It just seemed appropriate that he work for a d retired from the BN Railroad.He was a true family man in that adored the two ladies in his life - his wife Gwen and daughter Amy. They were all he needed to be a happy man.

Steven Roeder - March 30, 2017 at 01:22 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

It was many years ago when I was relatively new to the Train Collectors group that Jerry took me down to his basement to show me his collection. There was one special Marx locomotive which I was missing from my specialized collection, and Jerry had one. That night he sold it to me at a very fair price to fill in the space in my collection. Jerry shared not just his love of toy trains, but the trains themselves with his fellow collectors.Jerry will be missed by all of us, Al Osterud, Saint Paul.

Al Osterud - April 02, 2017 at 10:54 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM