Jerome was a local truck mechanic for five years before he had to retire due to health problems. He worked on many cars and trucks over the years on the family farm. He liked to go camping, mostly at Bader Lake. He enjoyed traveling, especially the trips he took to Branson, Mo.
Jerome is survived by brothers, Virgil (Elaine) Ackerman of Benedict, Earl (Jeanie) Ackerman of Guttenberg, Iowa, Herbert (Megon) Ackerman of Thayer and Clarence Brahmsteadt of Thayer; sisters, Helen (Neville) Barnard of Vinton, Iowa, Mary Wolfe of Hiawatha, Iowa, Frances (Stewart) Cunningham of Sioux City, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by sister-in-law Juanita Ackerman of Stromsburg and good friends Ed and Kay Gordon of York.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lonnie.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Cremation. No viewing or visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.