Obituary Jerrell ‘Jerry’ Setten, 76, of St. Joseph

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Jerrell “Jerry” Setten, 76
St. Joseph
July 14, 1937 – Feb. 6, 2014

Jerrell “Jerry” Kenneth Setten, 76, St. Joseph, died due to health complications, surrounded by his loved ones, on Feb. 6, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital. His funeral was held Feb. 10 at Salem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud. Entombment was in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Setten was born July 14, 1937 in Warren, Minn. to Julius S. and Florence C. (Jenderseck) Setten. He married Shirley A. Sweeter on Sept. 27, 1958 at Salem Lutheran Church. He was employed by Herberger’s, as a merchandiser, for more than 40 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Salem church. Jerry served on the boards of Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and Salem church.  He supported research funding for Huntington Disease through the Jerry-Shirley Setten Family Fund at Central Minnesota Community Foundation and many other charities. Setten supported his family in their daily life events and sporting activities. He always welcomed his friends and family with an uplifting smile and caring personality. His free time was spent visiting with close friends and family at his lake home or in the stands at a ball game.

Survivors include the following: daughters, Lynn (Kevin Holden) Gregory of Sartell; Deborah (Mark) Setten-Petroske of St. Cloud; Kerry (Daniel) Setten-Hoffstrom of Eden Prairie, Minn.; brother, Will Setten of Sun City West, Ariz; four grandchildren, Ryne (Jillian), Ashton and Reese Gregory, and Tanner Petroske; and one great-granddaughter, Aviona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley on Feb. 16, 2001; brother, Richard Setten; grandson, Gerrit Gregory; and son-in-law Michael Gregory.

Pallbearers were Mark and Tanner Petroske; Dan Hoffstrom; Kevin Holden; Ryne, Reese and Ashton Gregory; and Aviona.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the St. Cloud Hospital, with a special thank you to Dr. Roske, for the care and support they provided Setten.

Memorials are preferred.

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