He was born on Nov. 16, 1946 to Donald and Elsie (Hatling) Hellickson. He married Terri Barr May 18, 1985 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Winona.
Jerome enjoyed spending time with his children, baseball, college basketball, his cats and his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Terri; daughter, Michelle Zepf, Newberg, Ore.; Diana, New Orleans, La.; and son, Donald, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; siblings, Harold (Judy) Hellickson, Hendersonville, N.C.; Wanda (Bernie) Pieper, Caledonia; Ancy Hellickson, Caledonia; Erma (Don Mackenzie) Hellickson, Rushford; mother, Elsie, Caledonia; three grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Donald; brothers, Victor and Howard and father-in-law, Wayne Barr.
The family would like to thank Mayo Clinic Health System Home Hospice, Dr. Cochran and staff of the Caledonia Clinic, ICU 7th floor staff.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia. Pastor Jon Wolff will officiate. Visitations will be held on Monday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service, both at the church. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.