Jerome J. Suing
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Jerome John Suing, age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington with military honors provided by the Hartington VFW Post 5283. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 6:00 pm at the church with the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington in charge of arrangements. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. To send online condolences, or to view the video tribute, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com .

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, David Suing, Chad Aune, Bryan Tweedy, Gregg Kathol, Nick Suing, Luke Witzel, Amy Mulloy and Ryan Suing. The rest of his grandchildren will be Honorary Pallbearers.

Jerome was born on September 27, 1919 at Fordyce, Nebraska to Zeno and Mathilda (Schmidt) Suing. He grew up on a farm near Fordyce and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He served from January, 1942 to November, 1945 primarily in the Pacific Theatre and was part of the Ghost Mountain Boys. Jerome married Viola E. Bonertz on January 21, 1947 at St. Helena, Nebraska. They farmed east of Hartington for one year and then moved to a farm near Pleasant Valley, Nebraska. In June of 1982 they moved into Hartington and Jerome then worked for Farmers Union Coop and Jerry's Service. He also was a crop insurance adjuster. They moved to the Golden Living Community in Hartington in June of 2011.

Jerome was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Hartington VFW Post 5283 where he was a Past Post Commander. He was proud of his military service and was an active part of the color guard for military funeral for many years. He loved to mow and do woodworking. He enjoyed playing cards and being with his wife, children and grandkids.

Jerome is survived by his wife, Viola of Hartington; 8 children and their spouses, Ron and Joann Suing of Crofton; Gary and Patricia Suing of Kearney, NE; Karen Aune of Volin, SD; Geralyn Otteman of Yankton; Mary Lou and Virgil Kathol of Hartington; Duane and Joan Suing of Crofton; Michele and Ray Tweedy of Yankton; Tami and Jerry Witzel of Madison, NE; 23 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mathilda Suing of Hartington, Claire Yeaton of Dover, NH and Lorine Miller of Sioux City, IA, 2 sisters-in- law Alice Suing, Norfolk, NE and Lina Suing, Sioux Falls, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Traci Kathol, a son-in-law, Steve Aune, 3 brothers, John, James and Daniel Suing, 6 sisters, Madeline Cisney, Helen Suing, Elizabeth Suing, Mary Smith, Catherine Koch and Gertrude Laux.




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Our deepest sympathy. We will always remember our enjoyable conversations with Uncle Jerome. We are so happy we stopped to see Uncle Jerome and Aunt Viola over Christmas.

Terry and Karen Bonertz


Prayers to you Viola and to the family.

Melvin & Jeanette Lammers


RIP Jerome. Jerome was always my favorite uncle. For me I will always remember his smile and laughter that would warm my heart. Later in the last years I thoroughly loved to listen to his stories and life experiences. I will miss him dearly.

Keith and Rossi Bonertz


Peace and love to my cousins, prayers to you and your families and God's shelter,

Keith and Rossi


Rest in peace Jerome. I will miss you. Love you

Lynae Bonertz


We would like to extend our sympathy to Viola and the rest of the Suing family. We would also like to extend our appreciation for Jerome's service to our country during WWII. He was a good man, and will be missed.

Dave & Rose Goeden


Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family. I remember our visits with Mom and Dad when we were young. Even though our paths went seperate ways as we grew up, the memories last. I know there is a reunion in heaven with all the family there.

Ferd and Linda Laux


You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather. May God bless you with the strength to deal with the grief. Cyril and Laverta

Cyril and Laverta Mauch


Amy, Sean, Aiden, Conner, and all of the Suing family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time of loss. Prayers to all.

Randy and Diane Kast Pick


Viola and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Have many good memories of spending time at your house. You are in my prayers.

Vicki Nelson Cromwell


Aunt Viola and family. You are in out thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that we can't be there for the funeral, but know we will be praying for you. He will have a warm welcome waiting for him from Mom and everyone in Heaven. God Bless

Bob and Sheryl Kock


Your family will be in our prayers at this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy.

Rick and Wendy Rodney


Our heartfelt Sympathy, Viola, Ron and Joann, along with the rest of the Suing Family at the death of your husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and friend. God Bless you through this tremendous Loss with Peace and Love!

Arlynn & Dorothy Schmidt


Viola and family:

You have our deepest sympathy to a wonderful Constance, NE family from Victor and Elizabeth Hames children. Jerome will be welcomed with open arms from all the Constance people who have gone before him. May he rest in peace wrapped in God's love! Rose Marie, Donna Mae, Jim, Pat, Barb, Jerry and Don Hames

Rose Marie Hames Berkey


sorry for your loss, our sympathies go out to you viola, mary lou and virgil , along with the rest of the family, god bless

jeannie mackey


On behalf of the Jones Boys; Stan, Ed and Mike, our sincere condolences on Jerome's passing...we always recall fondly the childhood we enjoyed with the Suing family and what a kind and gentle man your father was to us rascals.

Michael Hajek-Jones


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