Jerrold L. Hansmeier


Jerrold Lee Hansmeier, age 71, passed into eternity May 3, 2024, surrounded by his family. Celebration of Life will take place at Maywood Covenant Church of Foley at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8.  Visitation will take place at the church from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, and one hour prior to the church service. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

Jerry was born in St. Cloud Jan. 22, 1953, to Laura (Hansen) and Joseph Hansmeier. Jerry was raised on a family farm which instilled his strong work ethic as well as provided a great outlet throughout his life. Jerry graduated from Foley High School and continued his education at Concordia College in Moorhead and then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota.

Jerry’s love for helping others was evident in his medical practice and relationships. His faith in the Lord inspired his gracious manner for the hurting. He practiced medicine at the Foley Medical Center from 1983 to 1999, retiring due to early onset of Parkinson’s disease.

Jerry married the love of his life, Dee, Sept. 4, 1982, in Fargo, North Dakota, and they were blessed with four children, Matthew (Susan) of Menomonie, Wisconsin, Jacob (Amanda) of Lakewood, Colorado, Edward of Denver, Colorado, and Joy (Patrick) Murray of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Henry, Harrison and Hailey Murray, Paxton Hansmeier, with the fifth arriving in July. Jerry is survived by his siblings Karen Attia of Champlin, Connie (Greg) Berg of Champlain, Jon Hansmeier of Foley and David Hansmeier of St. Cloud. Preceded in death by Jerrys’ parents, his in-laws and nephew Aaron Joseph Berg.

A special thanks to Pamela Gassett, his caregiver, and all caregivers and medical people who care for the ill. Memorials are preferred.