Jerome Milo “Jerry” Velky

CLUTIER-Jerome Milo “Jerry” Velky, 94, of Clutier, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Dennis Conway as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Clutier. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 28, 2021, from 3-5 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Masks are required to be worn and social distancing practiced inside the funeral home and the church. The Mass may be viewed live on the Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page. Please feel free to leave condolences to the family at www.kruse-phillips.com.

Jerome was born on April 13, 1926, in Pacov, Czechoslovakia, the son of Richard and Josephine (Soukup) Velky.

He graduated from Clutier High School and furthered his education while in the service. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII entering in May of 1944 and discharged in June of 1946.

On November 23, 1948, he was united in marriage to Leona Mae Pokorny at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clutier. Jerry farmed near Clutier and also did carpentry. He was a salesman for Funks G Hybrids Seed Corn for many years. Jerry was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clutier. He was a current member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, Catholic Order of Foresters, ZCBJ Lodge, American Legion for sixty plus years, and Farm Bureau. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards (Pepper), going to dances, and loved going to his pond.

Survivors include his six children, Ken (Laurie) Velky of Toledo, Mary (Mike) DeVries of Warrensburg, MO., Jim (Chrys) Velky of Ogden, Julie (Mike) Murray of Marion, John Velky of Davenport, and Tom (Danielle) Velky of Waverly; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, Leona Mae Velky in 2003.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo.