Jerry Steinmetz, 75

Jerry SteinmetzJerry “Big Eddie” Steinmetz, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 12, 2013 with his wife and children by his side. Jerry was born July 20, 1937 to Jake and Helen (Hillmer) Steinmetz in Browerville, MN. He married Alice (Drayna) Steinmetz on November 28, 1957. Together they shared 55 years of marriage.

Big Ed wore many hats during his years serving the community of Browerville. He acted as the city mayor and was a member of the school board. He spent 21 years on the Browerville Fire Dept; 15 years as fire chief. He was also a 20 year member of the Browerville ambulance crew. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at Christ the King Catholic Church and a member of the MN National Guard. As manager of the Browerville Municipal Liquor store he served many happy patrons!

Jerry is survived by his wife, Alice; daughters, Bonnie (Roger) Rinde, Brenda (Raym) Goeritz, and Kathy Fink; son Pete (Monica) Steinmetz; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Brothers Jim Steinmetz, Denny Steinmetz and Tom (Ramona) Steinmetz and sister Mary Lou (Bob) Klein. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson “Little Eddie” Fink, a brother Leo, and several other extended family members.