Jerome Henry Bisek
Jerome Henry Bisek, (Deacon Jerry) of Elk River, passed away on May 7, 2021. Jerome was born in Starbuck, MN, on November 7, 1935 to Henry and Clara (Trousil) Bisek. He attended and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1954. Jerome then joined the U.S. Army. He married the love of his life, Ellie Snyder, on September 19, 1957. She preceded him in death December 11, 2003. To this union five children were born, William Bisek, Margaret (John) Francis, MeLinda Bisek, Kathleen (Kirk) Carlson, and Maria Bisek (deceased August 25, 2009). He is also survived by nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; brother, DeWayne (Dorothy) Bisek; sister, Janet Nevala; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends who called him Mr. B or Dad. Jerome lived a life of service to his Heavenly Father, his family, friends, and community. He enjoyed many hobbies including, fishing, camping, bike riding, and music of all kinds. When sixteen years old he earned his Eagle Scout Award with the Bronze Palm, and the Catholic Church Scouting Badge ad altori dei. He graduated from MacPhail College of Music and St. Cloud State University. In 1965, he and his friends created a group called The Happy Wanderers who entertained many over the course of twenty-five years. That same year he began to direct the St. Alphonsus Church choir for seventeen years. Jerry built a career with Minneapolis Public Schools, serving as educator and educational coordinator of services for students with physical disabilities.
He was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Oct. 4, 1980, with a focus on parish and the AIDS ministry.
In 1991, Jerry and Ellie started to enjoy their Minnesota winters in Mazatlan, Mexico. Jerry continued his service to the people of Mazatlan,
Mexico at St. Judas Tadeo Church. Military honorary provided by VFW Post 936, Alexandria.
Interment: St. John Nepomuk Catholic Cemetery, Reno Township, Lowry, Minnesota, May 13, 2021 3 PM
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria, Minnesota