ROLFE — Jerry A. Guerttman, age 82, of Rolfe, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at his home in Rolfe, Iowa.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rolfe, Iowa, with Pastor Don Bell officiating.

Burial will be in Clinton-Garfield Cemetery near Rolfe.

Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Powers Funeral Home in Rolfe, Iowa.

Powers Funeral Home of Rolfe, Iowa is handling arrangements.

God has called another angel home to be with him. Jerry A. Guerttman passed away on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, surrounded by his family at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born June 15th, 1938, to the proud parents of Louis and Mina (Keena) Guerttman in Iowa City. Dorothy, Paul, Ralph and Joseph were proud to welcome their little brother into the family. They resided in Humboldt, Iowa, where Jerry attended school.

Jerry met the love of his life Rose Spurling in Fonda, Iowa, and was united in marriage November 21, 1956. They resided in Dakota City where to this union a daughter, Debbie, and two sons, Robert and William, had become part of the family. Moving to Bradgate three more children joined the growing family, Connie, Ronnie and Sherry. But there was one more to come, Kathy rounding out the loving family after moving to Rolfe where he and his family have lived since 1964.

Jerry was a hard working man. He held many jobs over his lifetime to include but not limited to working at the Humboldt Coke plant, rock quarry in Bradgate, he ran his business Jerry’s Plumbing and Heating and finally the recycling master of Rolfe. Not a person he met would he not help.

Jerry leaves behind a large family and many friends that loved, cherished and respected him. His children, Debbie Dangelser, Robert (Becky) Guerttman, William (Marie) Guerttman, Connie (Guy) Dewey, Ronnie Guerttman, Sherry (Brad) Jones, and Kathy (Donnie) Kent; grandchildren, Michelle, Crystal, Jeffrey, Jeremiah, Bradley, Nicholas, Adam, Amanda, Hannah, Cole, Tony, Angela, Tammy, and Ricky; twenty-one great grandchildren and Betty Markley, his longtime companion.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Rose; parents, Louis and Mina; sister, Dorothy; brothers, Gilbert, Paul, Ralph and Joseph and one grandson, Trinity Dewey.

What a man leaves behind is a tribute to who the man was and Jerry was a man larger than life itself.