Gerard “Jerry” Rothmeyer

Gerard “Jerry” Rothmeyer

NEW ULM — Gerard “Jerry” Howard Rothmeyer, age 67 of New Ulm died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.

A private family Mass of Christian burial will take place on Monday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

The funeral service will be live-streamed through the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 3 p.m. on Monday.

To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org.

Gerard is survived by his brother-in-law, Marlin (Carol) Portner of Mankato; niece, Shannon (Sam Bode) Portner of New Ulm; nephew, Michael (Stacy) Portner of Roseville; and great nieces, Abby Postel and Savanna Bode.

He was preceded by his parents and sister, Carol (Rothmeyer) Portner.

Gerard “Jerry” Howard Rothmeyer was born Dec. 13, 1952, in New Ulm to Ervin and Mildred (Vogel) Rothmeyer. Although Jerry was born with intellectual disabilities, his determination still led him through special education schooling at New Ulm High School. When he was younger, Jerry made numerous friends while working with MRCI. As time went on and Jerry could no longer work, he still kept his friendships together through the EASE Program at MRCI. Jerry dearly loved getting around town on his bike, and to relax, he could be found listening to albums on his record player or watching TV. He also enjoyed finding good deals at local thrift stores. He was a lifelong member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Jerry will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him in life. Blessed be his memory.

The family of Jerry would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of MRCI and the caregivers at his group home for their love, compassion, and care they have given to Jerry over the years.