Jerome “Jerry” Sventek, 87, lifetime resident of Lauderdale died peacefully July 8, 2021. Jerry owned the Rosehill Dairy store on Larpenteur Avenue for 40 years and retired in 1996.

He was born in Lauderdale, the youngest of 13 and raised his family on Walnut Street, just two blocks from where he was born. Jerry had fond memories of growing up in Lauderdale and made many friends throughout his years. He loved spending time with his family. Holidays were a special time that usually included a lively game of Flip Your Kings.

He sponsored a bowling team for many years, camped almost every weekend for a stint and made a number of cross country (Clark Griswold style) road trips in the green station wagon with his wife and five kids. He was part of a card club for many years too. He enjoyed seeing his many relatives and friends, many who live close by.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years Mary Jane (née Thei­sen); his children, Donna (Kevin), Bruce (Jeanne), Carol (Dan), Kevin (Judy) and Karla (Cliff); eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Church of Corpus Christi on July 14, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. If desired, please make donations to the Church of Corpus Christi or the Parkinson’s or Diabetes foundations in Jerry’s name.

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