September 2, 1932 - August 5, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Jerome H. Illies, 84, of Paynesville will at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Jerome passed away peacefully on Saturday August 5, 2017 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Entombment with military honors will be in St. Louis Parish Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday both at St. Louis Catholic Church.

Jerome was born on September 2, 1932 in Greenwald to Edward and Anna (Faber) Illies. He proudly served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. Jerome returned home and ran the family farm. After farming, he began working as a custodian for St. Louis Church where he was an active member for many years. Jerome was a lifetime member of the Melrose VFW Post #7050, the Paynesville American Legion Post #271 and the Knights of Columbus Council #3820.

Jerome is survived by his brother, Alcuin Illies (Carol Murray) of St. Cloud; sister, Ione (Wally) Meemken of Richmond; nephews, Leon and Terry (Tyna) Meemken; and niece, Shelly Meemken (John Zimmerman).

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marian Illies; and sister-in-law, Dorine Illies.