Jerome O. Nordhoff, age 77, of Birdseye, Indiana, passed away at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Cathedral Health Care in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born at Celestine, Indiana on June 5, 1941 to Frank G. and Philomena M. “Minnie” (Hasenour) Nordhoff. He married Rita Laake on August 26, 1967 at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand, Indiana.
Jerome was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and was owner and operator of the Jerome’s Home Construction Company.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Sacred Heart Campus, Schnellville, Indiana – Builders Association of Dubois County, St. Anthony Conservation Club and the American Legion Post # 147 in Jasper.
Jerome enjoyed hunting, fishing and good times with family.
Spouse, Rita Nordhoff
Daughter, Ruth Vanwinkle (David) , Birdseye, IN
Son, Jerome Nordhoff Jr. (Michelle), Jasper, IN
Six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, Five step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.
Three sisters, Doris Klem Weyer , St. Anthony, IN
Vernita Klem, (Alvin), St. Anthony, IN
Marilyn Fleck, (Tom), Huntingburg, IN
Clarence Nordhoff, (Verena), Celestine, IN
Robert Nordhoff, (Janice), Jasper, IN
Sister-in-law, Pat Nordhoff, Ferdinand, IN
Preceding him in death are two sisters who died in infancy. One brother, Norbert F. Nordhoff.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Schellville, Indian. American Legion Post # 147 in Jasper will conduct military grave side rites.
Visitation will be held one hour before the 2:00 p.m. service time at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schellville on Friday.
In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.