Jerome Joseph White, 65, of South Padre Island, Texas, formerly of West Branch, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in South Padre Island.
Jerome was born July 28, 1948, in Independence, Iowa, the son of John and Kaye Mazur White. He served in the United States Navy from 1966-1969. He then went on to Iowa State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Agronomy.
Jerome was a former member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in West Branch where he sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the Rotary Club. He enjoyed farming, traveling, meeting new people and spending time at the beach and ocean.
He is survived by his son Peter White (Maria White) of Fortville, Ind.; daughter Megan Forsythe (Jacob Forsythe) of Rockton, Ill.; grandsons, Nico White, Zack White, Will White, Sam Forsythe, Ben Forsythe; brothers, James White of Stanwood, Iowa, Joseph White of Shell Rock, Iowa, Jeff White of Independence, Iowa; sisters, Judy Thiessen of Winthrop, Iowa, Janet Billerbeck of Cedar Rapids, Jackie Engelbrecht of Mt. Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John White and a sister Patty White.
A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in West Branch. Burial was at at the Rock Island National Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Jerome White, 65Tuesday, November 26, 2013