Gerald Raymond (Jerry) Roeller, 72, of Birchwood, Minn., died Jan. 18, of pancreatic cancer. Jerry was a valuable member of Hope Multipurpose Inc., a St. Paul nonprofit that operates the Blue House, an orphanage for girls in Uganda. Jerry served as the organization’s business manager for many years. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol; daughters, Stephanie (Bob) Rucinski and Sue; son, John (Lori); four grandchildren; three brothers; and three sisters. He was a graduate of Cretin High School, the University College of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. He was retired from Honeywell. A memorial service was held April 12 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, St. Anthony Park.

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