Jerry Stenzel

  • Born: October 14, 1966
  • Died: February 27, 2020
  • Location: Victoria, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald David "Jerry" Stenzel, age 53, of Victoria, MN formerly of St. Peter, MN, died Thursday, February 27, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. A funeral service will be held -Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Peter Evangelical Church in St. Peter, MN. Visitation will Monday, March 2, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Peter, MN. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Pastor Jack Kelly will officiate and interment will be in Kasota Hill Cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home of Wells is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry was born October 14, 1966 the son of Dominic and Evangeline (More) Stenzel in Wells. Jerry graduated from Freeborn High School and attended Mankato Vo-Tech. He was united in marriage to Peggy Juberien August 19, 1989 in North Mankato, MN. Jerry loved his gadgets and was a technology lover. He enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter and a good campfire any other time of the year. Most especially, he loved being with his family and friends. Jerry was a people person and was liked by all who knew him. His personality and grin will be remembered fondly. Jerry was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Peter, MN.
Jerry is survived by wife Peggy of Victoria, MN; children: Dr. Nicole Stenzel (fiancé Jesse Munsterman) of Fargo, ND, and Megan Stenzel (special friend Seth Varty) of Brookings, SD; siblings: Carol (John) Creswell of Linncreek, MO, Dale (Brenda) Stenzel of LeCenter, Rick Stenzel of New Richland, John (Bert) Stenzel of Waseca, Jane (Steve) Swehla, Jean (Greg) Yokiel, Nancy (Daryl) Kruger, all of Wells, Pat (Sheila) Stenzel of Freeborn, Tim (Lori) Stenzel of Pemberton, and Jeff (Susie) Stenzel of Lakeville, MN; mother-in-law: Gladys Erickson and father-in-law: James Erickson, both of St. Peter; brother-in-law: Greg (Dawn) Juberien of Courtland, MN and sister-in-law: Terri (Darrel) Elsbernd of Rochester, MN; along with many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Mary Stenzel; and nephew, Sean Stenzel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jerry was my favorite person when I worked, for a short time, at helpsystems from 1998 to 2000. I am so sorry for your loss. He was always someone I could talk with. His door was always open, whether you were in his department or not. Jerry was a person I knew I could trust, and I valued his opinion greatly. I came across his obituary because I had been thinking about him lately and wanted to check up on his whereabouts. I know he is sorely missed but certainly not forgotten. He was one of the good ones that made life bearable in the tough times and more enjoyable in the good times. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Mike Zuraw - Landisville, PA - Friend   November 30, 2021

Jerry was one of the best. He never seemed to let anything ruffle his feathers. A level headed boss, co-worker, friend. He will be missed. The world needs more "Jerry's". Condolences to the entire Stenzel family. We all mourn with you.

Posted by Michael Stegeman - Schaumburg, IL - Coworker   March 03, 2020

I was devastated to hear about Jerry's recent passing....He was my Manager at HelpSystems for a few years, and the very first time he and I spoke, we instantly hit it off. He was such a great boss, as he always trusted me to just get on with the job, but if and when I ever needed his support, I always knew he had my back 100%, no question about it. Our work conversations would often turn to less serious matters, usually with both of us hysterically laughing, and I'm going to miss those conversations terribly!

I know how much his family meant to Jerry, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all now during this difficult time.

Rest in peace my friend, you will sorely be missed.

Posted by Terry Bundenthal - Raleigh, NC - coworker   March 02, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Barbara Phillips Moore - Last Pine, OR - Family   March 02, 2020

Many fun times at Votech with this bright and happy man. He was just the kind of friend everyone needs. Years would pass and we run into each other and it was as if I had talk to him the week prior. A Life so short but full of memories that we all will cherish. God bless you all and I pray you feel Gods presence as you go this time of griefing.

Posted by Cindy Chatleain - Mankato - Classmate   March 02, 2020

Many fun times at Votech with this bright and happy man he just the kind of friend everyone needs. Years would pass and we run into each other and it was as if I had talk to two days ago. Life so short but full of memories that we all will cherish.

Posted by Cindy Chatleain - Mankato - Classmate   March 02, 2020

I "worked with" Jerry snce he started at HelpSystems, which was a period of 26 years.
I work in Europe but had many dealings with Jerry and always found him pleasant, kind and helpful and when we did meet it was really good and he was a really nicve guy.

I was shcoked to hear of his passing and wish to pass on my sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Rest in peace Jerry - I will miss you.


Posted by Steve Warner - Wagenfeld, Germany - Coworker   March 02, 2020

I have known Jerry since 2003. The picture shows him smiling and it is always smiling and bright that I remember him. I join my prayers with his family's prayers. From France (Paris) . Monique Perrin

Posted by Monique Perrin - Paris : State FRANCE - Significant Other   March 02, 2020

Jerry, your smile, your kindness, your gentle ways, our loss

Rest in peace Jerry and kindest thoughts to all your family

Posted by Donnie MacColl - Coworker   March 02, 2020

We worked with Jerry at Mantas swim meets. May he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers with Peggy as and the girls and the rest of the family. My you hold all your precious memories with him, close to your heart.

Posted by Jeanne Burrows - Eagle Lake, MN - Acquaintance   March 01, 2020

My prayers are with the Stenzel family and friends. I am retired now but worked since 1997 with Jerry at HelpSystems. Jerry's smile was Jerry's alone. God bless you in this difficult time.

Posted by Yvonne Schumacher - Buckeye, AZ - Coworker   March 01, 2020

Jerry was one of the first and finest people I met in Eden Prarie when HelpSystems bought the Sequel Software company where I worked. He was immediately likeable and continued to show interest in my well being long after we were directly connected at work. I will long remember his mild manner and his smile and his easy laugh. I know he is loved and missed by many.

Posted by Larry Tinker - St. Germain, WI - Coworker   March 01, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the WHOLE STENZEL family....a cousin lost too soon. May GOD give you His comfort in the days ahead and may all your memories of Jerry be fun ones, to bring a smile to your faces!! We're in Arizona, so can't be with you.

Posted by Janet and Curtis Proehl - Montgomery, MN - Family   March 01, 2020

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