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Jerry D OvreboJune 14, 1941 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 76)
Funeral Services for Jerry D. Ovrebo, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Reverend Larry Orth will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Glenville. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Jerry was born on June 14, 1941, in Freeborn County, Minnesota the son of Marvin Melanchton and Daisy Fern (Stainbrook) Ovrebo. He was always proud to have been born on flag day as that was his “special” day. Jerry grew up on a working farm near Emmons, MN, with his older brother Richard and younger sister Marcia. From a young age Jerry enjoyed repairing equipment. He was a graduate of Emmons High School, where he played on the football team. He completed electronic training at the Austin Vocational School. Although he was working full time, he still managed to complete his training top in his class. He married Alyce Mae Carter on February 8, 1959, in Forest City, Iowa, and they enjoyed more than 55 years together before she died in 2014. Jerry had been an engineer for IBM in Rochester for more than 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed being involved in IBM’s pistol and trap shooting clubs, where he had served as president and also the model airplane club. Jerry had a tender heart for his pet friends, in earlier years he had a favorite cat “Julie” and later a poodle named “Peaches”. He had a great passion for motorcycles, always seeming to have a collection of at least 10 different types in his possession at one time. He was a lifetime member of Pine Island’s White Pines Sportsman Club. Jerry died on Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home in Rochester. He was 76. Jerry is survived by two daughters: Jeanie (Jim) Michelizzi of Pine Island, MN, Lenore Delhanty of Pine Island, MN, grandchildren: Denise Delhanty of Rochester, MN, Jerry Delhanty of Pine Island, MN, Miranda Williamson of Pine Island, MN, Patrick Williamson of Rochester, MN, Jacob Michelizzi of Pine Island, MN; great grandchildren, Christopher, Catherine and Connor Williamson of Pine Island, MN, a sister Marcia Ovrebo and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Alyce Mae, his parents Marvin and Daisy Ovrebo, two brothers, Marvin “Dale” Ovrebo in infancy and Richard Ovrebo. Jerry lived life with great intensity- may he rest in peace.