May 15, 2019

Jerome J. Kaminsky, 86, of Hutchinson passed away Wednesday, May 15. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, May 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Tim Wozniak and the Rev. Tony Stubeda officiated. Alice Nowak was organist. Private interment was at Holy Family Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, May 20, at the church. Casket bearers were grandsons, Nicholas Kaminsky, Philip Kaminsky, Stephen Kaminsky, Josiah Kaminsky, Luke Melin and Jake Melin; and Keith Kaminsky, Kevin Kaminsky, Travis Dahl and Mark Mahoney.

Jerome was born Aug. 8, 1932. His parents were Joseph and Sophie (Kelash) Kaminsky. Jerome attended St. Adalbert’s Grade School first through eighth grade. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1949.

On Nov. 15, 1955, he was united in marriage to Annette Marie Navratil. They shared 63 years of marriage. This marriage was blessed with three children, Lawrence Jerome Kaminsky of Dassel, Gary Jerome Kaminsky of New Prague and Gail Annette Jensen of Arizona. He was a lifetime member of St. Adalbert’s and then Holy Family. He enjoyed reading, puzzles and visits from family and friends. In his younger years, he was quite a hunter of ducks and pheasants. He also really enjoyed fox hunting.

Jerome was co-owner of Kaminsky Inc. Feed Mill in Silver Lake and later worked at Glencoe Feeds until his retirement in 1997. In Silver Lake, he was an active member of the Commercial Club, fire department and the Silver Lake ambulance crew. He was very active in church as a reader and communion distributor in church and to the homebound. In retirement, Jerome enjoyed making rosaries and stocking caps for missions. He also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune.

He is survived by his loving wife Annette; sons, Larry and wife Patti and Gary and wife Marita; daughter Gail and husband Mike; and sister Margaret Wozniak of St. Louis Park. His legacy includes 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Sophie Kaminsky; and brothers, Leonard and Francis.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

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