Jerry was born on October 30, 1939 in Sleepy Eye, MN the son of Arnold and Margaret (Ubl) Stimpert. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary's High School. On February 14, 1961 he was united in marriage to Rosemary Eckstein at St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was co-owner of Stimpert Enterprise Homes, retiring in January 2016. He liked to build and could make anything out of practically everything. He was a talented and gifted man. Jerry had many hobbies and interests including gardening, canning, firearms and ammo, the History Channel, reading, WWII German memorabilia, hunting, fishing, coffee and especially his family. Papa Jerry will be greatly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jerry is survived by his children, Lori (Don) Swenstad, Beverly (James) Schindele, Michael (Amy) Stimpert, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Ryan (Jessica) Weilage and children, Emma, Ellie and Eli, Christopher (Michelle Roiger) and daughter, Alyce, Dustin (Megan) Swenstad and sons, Jack, Henry, William and Luke, Geri Swenstad and daughters, Briella and Charlee, Kristen (Shawn) Guenzler, Mary (Troy) Seitzema, Jennifer (Rick) Hinderman and children, Kenedi, Logan and Landon, Stephanie Nord (Cody Clifford) and daughters, Brooklyn and Ava and Cody's children, Gavin, Kenna and Ty and Jamie Stimpert. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Lillian Stimpert, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and many acquaintances. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Rosie in 2017, mother and father-in-law, Otto and Mary (Schroepfer) Eckstein, brother, Merton, sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Stoneberg, Joan (Harold) Apitz, sister, Jean in infancy, in-laws, Cyril (Loraine) Eckstein and William E. "Bill" Eckstein, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers Jerry would prefer memorials to Divine Providence Community Home, Sleepy Eye Medical Center, St. Mary's Church and School or the donor's choice.