OBITUARY

Jerome "Jerry" Rothmeyer

March 15, 1939January 15, 2020
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Rothmeyer, Jerome “Jerry”

Jerome “Jerry” Rothmeyer passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Jerry will be forever remembered by his sister, Margaret “Maggie Cremer (Chuck), Albuquerque, New Mexico; nieces Debra Nangle (Paul), Elsbury, Missouri; Diane Rothmeyer, Wentzvillle, Missouri; Juli Lindsey (Darrell), Queen Creek, Arizona; Jacki Grad (John) Colorado Springs, Colorado; nephew Craig Rothmeyer (Vickie), Wentzville, Missouri; brother-in-law Richard Kummer (Connie), Newtown, Connecticut; six great nieces, three great nephews and five great-great nieces; good friend John Henkel (Karen), Largo, Florida, as well as, his golfing buddies at Belleair Country Club and his co-workers from Eckerd Drugs.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, Clarence and Felicia Rothmeyer; brother, Carol Rothmeyer; sister-in-law, Sandra and nephew Lane Kummer. Jerry was born in Festina, Iowa on March 15, 1939 to Clarence and Felicia (Kuennen) Rothmeyer. He was raised in Calmar, Iowa, where he attended Calmar High School, participating in any athletic sport he was eligible for, excelling in football and baseball; he was elected to the Iowa Collegiate Honor Roll in 1956. If the game of “Marbles” would have been offered, he would have been the first to sign up. He played trombone in the high school band and sang in the school chorus, competing in the Iowa High School competitions.

After graduating from Calmar High School in 1957, Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force. He spent most of his military career at Chennault Air Force Base, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and was honorably discharged in 1961. He enrolled at Upper Iowa University where he received a football scholarship. Due to a football injury, and unable to play football anymore, he moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to attend Coe College and worked at Wilson Meat Packing Plant until he transferred to Skokie, Illinois. Different opportunities within Wilson Sporting Goods (PepsiCo) required relocating several times from Illinois to New York and back to Illinois. While in Illinois, he attended Roosevelt University in Chicago. In 1979, Jerry accepted a position with Eckerd Drugs in Tampa, Florida.

After 17-1/2 years with Eckerd Drugs, he retired in 1997 as Vice-President of Information Technology. Jerry was quite a sports enthusiast following the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears and Tampa Rays. Picking winners wasn’t his strong point, but he always remained loyal!

Jerry and Barbara were married June 7, 1969 at St. Patricia’s Church in Hickory Hills, Illinois. They were very generous donors to over 65 charitable organizations, such as, Morton Plant Hospital, where their name appears on the honor wall. Jerry and Barbara were members of Belleair Country Club in Belleair, Florida for 40 years where they participated in a plethora of golf tournaments.

Appreciation is extended to Caring Heart Compliance for the home care given to Jerry and Barbara over the many years.

If you wish to honor Jerry, donations can be made to Healing Paws for Warriors, P.O. Box 4373, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549 or on-line at www.healingpawsfor warriors.org, The American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by his Wife; Barbara, Parents; Clarence and Felicia Rothmeyer, Brother; Carol Rothmeyer, Sister-in-law; Sandra and Nephew Lane Kummer.


    Survived By: Sister; Margaret “Maggie Cremer (Chuck), Nieces; Debra Nangle (Paul), Diane Rothmeyer, Juli Lindsey (Darrell), Jacki Grad (John)
    Nephew; Craig Rothmeyer (Vicki), Brother-in-law; Richard Kummer (Connie)
    Good friend; John Henkel (Karen),golfing buddies at Belleair Country Club and co-workers from Eckerd Drugs.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Dan Allan

February 20, 2020

Any memories of Jerry are as a friend for 30 years who when needed was there for me as I was for him. There is no better memory one can have than that.

Eddie Jordan

February 20, 2020

Jerry is one of the most positive people I have ever met. Through years of difficult health problems with he and Barbara, he continued to live each day to the fullest.
We played golf, talked politics, and discussed every sport imaginable until his final days.
He will always be an inspiration to me.

Eddie Jordan

Harry Sload

February 18, 2020

First met Jerry on the driving range at BCC back in 1997.
Spent many days playing golf with Jerry and catching up
on sports. Jerry was a really special person and will be
missed by all.

Harry Sload

Dennis Durkin

February 2, 2020

Jerry was one of the first guys that I played with after joining Bellaire CC. He was always the gentleman .Kind and considerate all of the time but a competitor to the core. He loved to discuss sports especially baseball. I never heard anyone make a negative comment about Jerry . His personal courage and perseverance with his medical setbacks were nothing short of remarkable . A true profile in courage . RIP Jerry .

Mary Ellen Sluka

January 22, 2020

I remember Jerome (Romey) growing up in Calmar Iowa. He was my cousin and we played together as children, went to the same schools, etc. He was always up-beat and fun! I will always cherish my memories of him and his brother, Carol and sister, Margaret. May he be reunited with his family in heaven and be free of all pain and sorrow. Love to Margaret (Maggie) and family!

Alicia Coppley

January 21, 2020

It was an honor to know Jerry. He dearly missed his wife and playing golf. He was so proud when I shared that their names would be on the Wall of Honor at Morton Plant Hospital as Endowed Donald Roebling Society Members in recognition for their years of generosity. I pray that they are playing endless golf as they are reunited in heaven.

Alicia Coppley
Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation

Jill Spratt-Hineman

January 21, 2020

I am so sorry to hear Jerry has passed away. He was a very kind and well respected man at Eckerd. I will never forget him.
Sincerely, Jill Spratt Hineman
Eckerd Logistics Dept.

Dave Richardson

January 20, 2020

Jerry was one of the first men I met when I became a member
at the Belleair Golf Club. As our friendship grew through the
years; it turned out to be one of the finest relationships I have
enjoyed in my lifetime. Our discussions over family accomplishments, politics, business management options, golf and other sports matters were memorable, to say the least.
He was a very smart man and his opinions were always backed up by facts or personal experiences; his competitive juices were always in play regardless of the subject matter. Jerry was my
friend and I miss him already. Rest in Peace, Pal, you deserve it!

Dave Richardson

Scott Agema

January 19, 2020

One of the finest men I ever had the opportunity to do business with. God bless and blessings to the entire family... you will always be remembered Jerry.

Scott Agema, Ex-NCR Corp

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Biography

Rothmeyer, Jerome “Jerry”

Jerome “Jerry” Rothmeyer passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Jerry will be forever remembered by his sister, Margaret “Maggie Cremer (Chuck), nieces Debra Nangle (Paul), Diane Rothmeyer, Juli Lindsey (Darrell), Jacki Grad (John) and nephew Craig Rothmeyer (Vicki), brother-in-law Richard Kummer (Connie), and good friend John Henkel (Karen), as well as, his golfing buddies at Belleair Country Club and his co-workers from Eckerd Drugs. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, Clarence and Felicia Rothmeyer; brother, Carol Rothmeyer; sister-in-law, Sandra and nephew Lane Kummer.

Jerry was born in Festina, Iowa on March 15, 1939 to Clarence and Felicia (Kuennen) Rothmeyer. He was raised in Calmar, Iowa. He attended Calmar High School, participating in any athletic sport he was eligible for, excelling in football and baseball. If the game of “Marbles” would have been offered, he would have been the first to sign up. He played trombone in the high school band and sang in the school chorus, competing in the Iowa High School competitions.

After graduating from Calmar High School in 1957, Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1961. He enrolled at Upper Iowa University where he received a football scholarship. After a year at UIU, he moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to attend Coe College and worked at Wilson Meat Packing Plant until he transferred to Skokie, Illinois. Different opportunities within Wilson Sporting Goods (PepsiCo) required relocating several times from Illinois to New York and back to Illinois.

In 1979, Jerry accepted a position with Eckerd Drugs in Tampa, Florida. After 17-1/2 years, he retired in 1997 as Vice President of Information Technology. Jerry was quite a sports enthusiast following the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears and Tampa Rays. Picking winners wasn’t his strong point, but he always remained loyal!

Jerry and Barbara were married June 7, 1969 in Illinois. They were very generous donors to over 65 charitable organizations, such as, Morton Plant Hospital, where their name appears on the gift wall. Jerry and Barbara were members of Belleair Country Club in Belleair, Florida for 40 years where they participated in a plethora of golf tournaments.

Appreciation is extended to Caring Heart Compliance for the home care given to Jerry and Barbara over the many years. If you wish to honor Jerry, donations can be made to Healing Paws for Warriors, P.O. Box 4373, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549 or on-line at www.healingpawsforwarriors.org, The American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.