Jerome F. Thurnbeck

Jerome Francis Thurnbeck, age 70, of Huron, SD, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD.

His funeral mass was celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, June 11th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huron.  Jerome Francis Thurnbeck was born February 24, 1942, to Francis J. and Della (Dufresne) Thurnbeck at Minneapolis. He grew up at Wyoming, MN, on the family turkey farm, and graduated from Forest Lake High School.

He also graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering from St. Cloud State College.

On September 3, 1966, Jerry married JoAnne Yencho at Columbia Heights, MN. In 1992, Jerry began his work with Wilbrecht in Huron, where he was the plant manager until he retired in 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnne, Huron, SD; daughter, Kimberly (William) Charette, Crystal, MN; two grandchildren, Emily and Alexander Charette; two sisters, Patricia (Donald) LaCasse, Wyoming, MN and Judith Stringer, Mahtomedi, MN; one brother, Robert (Becky) Thurnbeck, Colorado Springs, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

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