Jerome Joseph Kotlowski

Jerome Joseph Kotlowski

Jerome Joseph Kotlowski

The Kotlowski family is mourning the loss of Jerome Joseph Kotlowski. His unexpected passing on November 9th, 2022 has left us reeling. We appreciate your kind thoughts and condolences and ask for your respect and patience as we process our grief.

Jerome was born December 13th, 1957 to Jerry and Marcella Kotlowski. Born in Chicago and raised in the small town of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, Jerome learned early on the value of a hard days’ work and the importance of taking care of one another. It was not surprising that this was the same town that he and Dori Utzig, the love of his life, married September 8th, 1979 chose to raise their family. Meeting as young teens, Dori was initially unimpressed with Jerome and tried to hit him with a baseball bat during their first encounter. As it tends to do, love soon followed and the couple built a beautiful life together.

He started his career at Power Packer shortly after high school and was approaching 45 years with the same company. His loyalty and dedication was unsurpassable. Jerome and Dori’s sons, Joseph Jerome and Stephen Daniel, view their dad as invincible. A superhero. Someone that was willing to help day or night no matter what the problem was.  Jerome enjoyed doing projects with his sons. He recently had been helping Steve renovate his home and we suspect he was dragging his feet a little, delaying completion because he didn’t want their work together to end. Jerome loved watching Joe compete in races, primarily, marathons. It takes a tremendous level of commitment to run that far that fast and this is yet another trait Joe learned from his dad. Perseverance. We are assured that he is proud of the people they continue to become and they are equally grateful for the foundation their father instilled in them. They are better humans because of him. Jerome also really appreciated getting a good bargain, and the amount of clocks and tools he’s collected certainly proves that. Retirement was right around the corner and he had been looking forward to traveling with Dori, “anywhere that will take dogs.” Quite frankly, we were hoping he’d spend some of those golden retirement hours just enjoying The Pines on their property, watching the grandkids try to climb the Old Oak and finally relaxing.

He will be profoundly missed by his most beloved wife, Dori, children Steve and Joe (Jb), grandsons Vitale and Cristiano and pupper Dodge. Likewise, his father, Jerry, brothers Al
(Sherry), Pat (Janet) and Chuck.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 12 Noon on Sunday, November 13th, 2022 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.  Cremation will follow with final interment at the Gould Rock Cemetery at a later date.

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  1. Jennifer Ringwell says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I dealt with Jerome for years as a vendor for Power Packer, and he was always a pleasure to work with. There will definitely be something missing when dealing with the company without him. He was a great man and will be missed.

  2. Peter Vitands & Family says:

    This tears at our hearts, I’m so sorry. He was an instantly likable guy. My deep condolences

  3. Tammy Albright says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to all.

  4. Dennis and Mary Leist says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  5. Diane Voiss says:

    Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength.
    Diane and Dewy

  6. Ben Sheets says:

    Jennifer and I send our deepest condolences. We pray for you and your family’s comfort at this time.

  7. Peter Hickethier says:

    So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I was fortunate to serve with Jerry on the County Board and always enjoyed our discussions and laughter! He will be missed.

  8. Jim Lippert says:

    Jerome was a customer of mine for over 10 years. I am saddened by his passing and will keep his family and friends in my prayers. I will miss him.

  9. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Thinking of you all; so sorry for your loss of Jerome.

  10. Terry and Lori Engle says:

    Thinking of, praying for and loving you all at this difficult time for your family..

  11. Lori Stevens says:

    OMG I am so sorry Dori and his brothers. I’m am totally shocked.

  12. Ann Cwikla says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  13. Al Schwalbach says:

    Hello, I am so saddened to hear of Jeromes sudden passing. I’m a a vendor of Jeromes. I enjoyed our many conversations on the telephone whether it be business or talking about our old snowmobiles. I never met Jerome in person but from working with him on the phone he was always and upbeat. I will sincerely miss him pray your that your broken hearts will mend.

  14. Terry & Carol Shepard says:

    Dori and family, our deepest sympathy. We are very honored to have worked with Jerome for 45 and 23 years respectively. May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Bill Swaney says:

    Dori, i,m so sorry for your loss

  16. Tricia Quipp-Weigel says:

    My condolences to Dori & family. I remember the many summers that I babysat Joe & Stephen. My prayers are with you!

  17. Wendy Wenzel says:

    Dori and family I am sending healing prayers and hugs to you and the family

  18. Ken & Lizz Flory says:

    So sorry for your loss. Hold on to the memories and we remain with you forever.

  19. Steve and Deb Setzke says:

    Sorry to hear of Jerome’s passing. Deb and I want to send our condolences to the Kotlowski family.

  20. Eric Swiatly says:

    So sorry to hear this, our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  21. Lori Ward says:

    Dori and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Jerome’s passing.

  22. Melissah Powell says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Dori and the family. Jerome will be missed dearly by all he met. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Kasie Kopach says:

    My thoughts and Prayers are with all of Jerry’s family. I worked with Jerry at Power Packer for awhile after High School.

  24. Peggy Sleeman says:

    Dori and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Jerome. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻.

  25. Wally Kotlowski says:

    So sorry to hear this , may he Rest In Peace.

  26. Sue Moran says:

    Dori & family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all for comfort during this difficult time.

  27. Denise Cochrane says:

    Dori and boys so sorry for your loss prayers to all of the Kotlowski family 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️

  28. Virginia King (Skirowski) says:

    Dori and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayersare with all.

  29. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    We’re sorry for your loss… peace and comfort to your family

  30. Linda (Chaffee) Doug Donley says:

    So very sorry. Prayers to the family and friends
    Our condolences .

  31. Karl and Toni Boettcher says:

    Dori and sons, and all the Kotlowski family. Our deepest sympathy to you all . No words can express how saddened we are for each of you.

  32. Kay Olson says:

    Dori and family,

    Sending you my deepest sympathy with the passing of your beloved husband and father. My words are hard to come at a time like this. There are no right words or no wrong words. Everyone means well and yes words do come out wrong. Hold on to your memories and talk often of them through your tears, your smiles and then your tears. I found that it does help. May the Heavenly Spirit Above along with our Heavenly Father hold you ever so close and give you comfort.

  33. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all he met. Keep your memories close.

  34. Dennis R Cochrane says:

    God bless so sorry to here this he will be missed by many.

  35. Katie Gebhardt says:

    Joe and family, I am very sorry for your loss. May he rest in piece. Sending prayers to ease your grief. May all the happy memories warm and comfort your hearts.

  36. Trudy Lake says:

    Dori and Kotlowski family so sorry for your great loss.

  37. George Tracy Ferge says:

    So sorry for your loss prayers thought and hugs to the family and friends I had always enjoyed working with Jerome at power pac way back in the 80ish years he was always a nice person threw out his life RIP Jerome

  38. Debbie Bunk says:

    So sorry for your loss. He was a very special person to me. Not only in business but in my personal life as well. He was like a brother to me and we shared a lot. He so loved you all and his buddy Dodge. May he Rest In Peace. I will cherish the memories and time I spent with him. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers

  39. Mark A Gagnon says:

    My condolences for your loss. Jerome was a valued team member in the Power Packer family and his sudden departure left us all in shock and sadness. He will be forever remembered as the “go to” guy, willing to help anyone at a moments notice, and his positive attitude on life. He will always have a place in all our hearts.

  40. Scott and Tanya Kotlowski says:

    Sending love and prayers to the Kotlowski family. We are thinking of you and hoping that our Lord’s peace fills you during this difficult time. Love you all!

  41. Linda Charles says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Dori, you are on my mind and in my heart during this time of grief.

  42. Lydell Kluck says:

    To Dori and family my sincere condolences. I loved Jerome from having worked with him on the business side at Power Packer for 20 years. It’s a great loss as he was always a pleasure to work with and always enjoyed seeing him. He certainly enjoyed those home projects as he would talk about them often. So very sorry for the great loss.

  43. Peg Lecy says:

    Dori. I’m so very sorry. I wish I could take your hurt away. Hugs and love. Jerome will always be in your heart
    To Kotlowski family I’m so sorry on your loss. Hug each other and share your memories
    May God family and friends comfort you

  44. Jodi Helgeson and Jim Grabarski says:

    Kotlowski family, we are so sorry to hear this. Our sympathy to you all

  45. Sherrie & Walt Manning says:

    Our condolences Dori and boys. Keep your memories close.

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