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Jerry R. Rothstein – Obituary

Name: Jerry R. Rothstein

Age: 71

Born: 03-31-1950

Died: 02-07-2022

St. John the Baptist Parish Center, Collegeville, Minnesota

St. John's Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN

Livestream Link: https://saintjohnsabbey.org/live

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville for Jerry R. Rothstein, age 71, of St. Joseph.  Jerry passed away peacefully at home on February 7, 2022 with family at his side.  Burial of his cremated remains will take place in the St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery in Collegeville with full military honors.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February 11 at the St. John the Baptist Parish Center (14241 Fruit Farm Road) in Collegeville.  Parish Prayers will be held at 4 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to Mass at the Abbey Church on Saturday. 

Masks will be required.

Jerry was born March 31, 1950 in St. Cloud to Benedict and Irma (Buermann) Rothstein.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army.  He married Lois Kremers on March 27, 1971 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Collegeville.  He was a Project Superintendent who worked for Donlar Construction for most of his career, specializing in school construction.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Joseph American Legion Post 328, and Catholic United Financial.

Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.  He was passionate about his Christmas Tree Farm, where he found great joy in spreading Christmas cheer.  It was his family that he loved the most, his wife of 50 years, his children and especially his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife Lois; children Tara Robinson of Sauk Rapids, Tracy (Curt) Ophoven of St. Joseph and Jim (Melissa) Rothstein of St. Joseph; 7 grandchildren Nathan Robinson, Alisha (Korgen) Halver, Calib Ophoven, Carter Rothstein, Benjamin Robinson, Brielle Rothstein and Rebeccah Ophoven; siblings Donald (Janet) Rothstein of St. Joseph, Ruth (Tim) Fritz of Clearwater and Harold (Tina) Rothstein of St. Cloud as well as many extended family members.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers for a charitable organization to be determined at a later date.  

Guestbook for Jerry R. Rothstein

Bob Rego
, Friend
February 13, 2022, 10:58 pm
I met Jerry in 1980 when Donlar was building the Big Lake elementary school. After that I was worked with Jerry on a number of the St Michael Albertville schools. jerry was one of the finest project managers I ever worked with. He was fair, hard working and had a wok ethic that all could be envious of. Most of all I appreciated the friendship he and Lois showed to my dad when we when to get a Christmas tree from his farm. They always had a special plate of cookies set aside for my dad. That was typical of who Jerry and his family was. It is hard to say goodbye but my life is better from knowing Jerry and his family. You can all be proud of having such a wonderful father and husband. Keep close and cherish the memories for all time.
Terry Zerwas
, Friend /
February 11, 2022, 4:09 am
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry!! He was an amazing Man and it was fun to watch him work! He working for Donlar did an amazing job in the construction of all of the Facilities at St. Michael-Albertville School District from 1999-2009 two Elementary Schools One High School Additions and remodeling of four schools. He was a true master of his craft! Heaven got another good one!! RIP Jerry!!
Marti Brinker
, Neighbor
February 10, 2022, 2:50 am
Empathy to all of you..you are a special loving family..Jerry was a wonderful husband and father that leaves you with memories and love that will last forever.
Penny Spoden
February 9, 2022, 2:52 pm
To the entire Rothstein family, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Having gone through losing my husband accept the kindness of family and friends to help you with the days ahead. Hopefully all you memories will bring you peace and content. Penny

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