The memorial mass for Jerry Nanik, age 67 of Verndale, will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday (4/10/13) at the St. Anns Catholic Church in Wadena. Friends may call at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM with a rosary service at 5:00 PM followed by Parish Prayers at 6:00 PM. Friends may also call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until the time of mass.
At home and surrounded by family, Jerry passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the age of 67 years, under the care of Lakewood Hospice of Staples, MN.
Jerome Leo Nanik was born to Leo Vincent and Mary Catherine (Schwartz) Nanik on July 9, 1945 in Wadena, MN. He attended the Verndale Public Schools, graduating in 1963.
Jerry and Lois Darlene Krupke were married at St. Fredericks Catholic Church in Verndale on October 19, 1967. Jerry attended Vocational School and will be remembered by area community members as the owner of Nanik Electric in Verndale.
He had a passion for raising and showing Quarter horses. Jerry also found time to fish and hunt and had an interest in old cars. He was a member of the MN Quarter Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Central MN Horse Improvement Association, MN Electrical Association, and was a St. Fredericks Parish Council Member and Trustee.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Mary; brother Anthony; and sister Helen Nanik.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife Lois; sons Larry Dean Nanik of Verndale and Scott Leon (Ginger) Nanik of Anna, Ohio; daughter Connie Lynn (Anthony) Brezina of New Prague, MN; six grandchildren; brothers James (Pam) Nanik of Alexandria and Richard (Sherri) Nanik of Staples; sisters Arlene (Michael) Marquardt of CA, Joan (Billy) Bridges of Savage, Linda (Stanley) Snyder of Pillager and Susan (Raymond) Schmidt of Maple Grove.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Bachmann, Chris Youngbauer, Chris Notch and Jim Charpentier.
Burial will be in St. Fredericks Catholic Cemetery in Verndale.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)