Gerald “Jerry” Clyne

NEW ULM — Gerald “Jerry” Clyne, age 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, September 4, 2020 at his home in New Ulm.

Due to current social constraints from Covid19, a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – South Chapel in New Ulm. Seating for the service will be limited. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm.

A visitation will be held from 1 – 2 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – South Chapel in New Ulm.

To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.

Jerry is survived by his children, Charles “Charlie” (Tammy) Clyne of Nelson, Michael “Mikie” (Susan) Clyne of Becker, Lori (Ron Lyons) Trosdahl of Chisago City; step daughter, Jayde (Tate) Quigley of Moundsview; two grandchildren, Anthony and Lindsey; four step grandchildren, Eamon, Micah, John, Kate; sister, Donna (Bob) Butterfield of Mankato; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Arlene Kitzberger; and his second wife, Rita Alex.

Gerald “Jerry” Charles Clyne was born July 11, 1940 to William and Hildegard (Wiedl) Clyne in New Ulm. He attended New Ulm High School. Jerry started his career as a welder as well as working in road construction. Jerry was united in marriage to Arlene Kitzberger on May 20, 1961. Their union was blessed with three children. The family relocated to Alexandria so Jerry could work at Land O’ Lakes and, later, owned and operated Jerry’s Bait & Gas. Jerry remarried Rita Alex on September 9, 1984. Jerry retired to New Ulm and worked at the Catholic Cemetery.

In his free time, Jerry loved to hunt and fish, garden, take care of his pets, and ride his Harley and motorcycles. He especially enjoyed getting to spend time with all of his friends and close family. Jerry will be especially missed by those that knew him. Blessed be his memory.