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Roland "Jack" Kerrigan
December 30, 1929 - October 15, 2018

Roland

Roland "Jack" Kerrigan
Dec 30, 1929 - Oct 15, 2018

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HOUSTON, MN - R. Jack Kerrigan, 88, of Houston, MN died on Monday, October 15, 2018, at Valley View Healthcare and Rehab in Houston.
Jack was born on December 30, 1929, in Winona, MN to Bill and Eva (Peterson) Kerrigan. He was raised in Houston and was a graduate of Houston High School and Winona State University. He was united in marriage with Charlotte Sanden on March 24, 1951. Jack served in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and Platoon Commander during the Korean Conflict. Following his time in the Military, Jack received his Masters Degree in Education from Winona State. He taught school in Black River Falls, WI for one year. Jack worked as a rural mail carrier primarily in the Houston area for 39 years. Jack was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and the church council, Ferndale Golf Course in Rushford, MN, Valley View Nursing Home board, and the Houston School board. He was a Boy Scout leader and was a leader in extending the Root River Bike Trail to Houston. Jack was a congenial, interesting, hard-working, kind and gentle man and he loved reading about history. His wife Charlotte was the love of his life and he loved his family and grandchildren dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two sons: Mike (Julie Ann) Kerrigan of Walker, MN and Steve Kerrigan of St. Anthony Village, MN; four grandchildren: Sarah, Brent, Daniel and Jill; one great-grandchild, Autumn; and by a brother, Jim (Faye) Kerrigan of Redmond, WA.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Glenn.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 29th, at 1:00 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with The Reverend Linda McPeak officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery in Houston.
Please leave a memory of Jack and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Houston is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jean Kelly Mozdzier on Oct 27, 2018

So sorry to hear of Mr. Kerrigan's passing! Please accept my heartfelt prayers and condolences!

Linda Wheaton on Oct 25, 2018

My sympathies to the Kerrigan family - I have warm memories of Jack and his gentle smile.
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Connie (VG) Lazor on Oct 24, 2018

So sorry to hear of Jacks passing. He was a wonderful man, filled with life and passion. He will be with our Dad playing cards and solving world problems in heaven.

Jennifer Botcher Ziebell on Oct 24, 2018

So saddened to read of Jack's passing. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for Charlotte and family.

Jimmer George on Oct 23, 2018

Godspeed Jack. My condolences to Charlotte Mike and Steve.

Violet Belter on Oct 21, 2018

I'm so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. He truly was a kind person who I enjoyed visiting with, My condolences to Charlotte and your family. May he rest in peace.

John and Marilyn Hempstead on Oct 20, 2018

Jack and Charlotte Kerrigan, Margaret and Bob Anderson, Dillon and Mary Hempstead - these three couples had marvelous adventures together. Younger brother John and later Marilyn joined to enjoy their delightful interactions. Jack was always an amiable presence. It has been my pleasure to observe the many faces of Jack and his good friends since they were in high school. Seeing Jack and Charlotte at Houston events has kept alive memories of many good friends. We celebrate Jack's life!

Sam & Mercedes Benson on Oct 20, 2018

Charlotte and family our deepest sympathy to you. We will miss Jack. We have been neighbors since 1962.

Sharon Benson Goede on Oct 19, 2018

Charlotte and Family...my sympathy to all of you.

Randi (Fadness) Johnson on Oct 19, 2018

Charlotte, Mike and Steve - I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was such a kind man and always had a smile for everyone. Charlotte and Jack are a big part of my childhood memories.

Peter Olson on Oct 18, 2018

Jack was such a great guy. He would always ride his bike past my mothers house in Houston and stop to say hello an inquire as to how my mother was doing. A true gentleman, Jack will be missed by all who had a chance to know him.

Denise Rostad on Oct 18, 2018

So sorry to hear that Jack has left us. I always looked forward to seeing him in church or greeting him at the post office each morning. My sympathy to Charlotte, Steve, Mike, and the entire family. He was a wonderful man.

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Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
201 South Chase Street
Houston, Minnesota 55943
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Houston, Minnesota 55943
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