Jerald "Jerry" Roethler
April 2, 1963 ~ July 18, 2015
Jerald "Jerry" Roethler, age 52 of Joice, IA and formerly of Riceville, IA passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Mercy North Iowa in Mason City. Jerald J. Roethler was born on April 02, 1963, the son of John “Jack” and June (Nolda) Roethler in Mason City, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Riceville High School in 1981. After high school he moved to Rochester, MN and attended Technical College. He eventually moved back to the Mason City area and began his Human Services career. For much of the past 20+ years he has worked at Opportunity Village. On June 12, 1993 Jerry was united in marriage to Kristi Kay Smith of Mason City, Iowa at St. James Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa. The couple made their home in Clear Lake, Iowa where they began their family. They raised their 3 boys, Thomas, Steven, and Jonathon. Jerry enjoyed multitudes of extracurricular activities including: riding his Harley, watching cooking shows, listening to music, rebuilding vehicles, and hanging out with his family and friends. He was fond of spending time with his “adopted” son, Brad and little buddy, Christopher. Jerry is survived by his three sons; Thomas (Rebecca) Roethler of Lake Mills, IA; Steven Roethler of Joice, IA and Jonathon Roethler, also of Joice; the children’s mother, Kristi of Joice; his sister, Janis (Randy) Anderson of Ames, IA; his biological mother, Sherry Costello and her family of Covina, CA; special friend, Chelsey Cecil and her daughter, Mckenzy of Nora Springs, IA; his nieces and nephews and his second family at Opportunity Village. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and June; his grandparents; special uncle, Robert Nolda and numerous other aunts and uncles.