Jerome (Jerry) A. Koshiol was born July 10,1943 and died at the age of 73 on July 30, 2016 from a heart attack. He grew up in St. Cloud and had one sister, Mary and a brother, Bob. He married and raised three children, Krista, Dan and Steve. In 1993 Jerry had a kidney transplant with his sister, Mary, donating one of her kidneys.
Throughout Jerry’s adult life he wore many hats. He was an ambulance driver, high school history teacher, police officer and a Stearns County deputy sheriff.
Jerry loved his family most of all and enjoyed spending time with his three children. He had a very special friend, Joyce. They enjoyed spending time together cooking, going for walks and shopping. Jerry’s favorite place to go with Joyce was to Split Rock Lighthouse in Duluth, Minn.