Gerald “Jerry” Duane Mewhorter, 87, of Red Wing, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Mayo Clinic, St. Marys Hospital. He was born January 5, 1934, in Red Wing, to Milton and Edna (Lehman) Mewhorter and graduated from Red Wing Central High School, class of 1952. He attended the University of MN and enlisted in the US Navy, serving as an Electrician Mate First Class from 1952-1956, until he was honorably discharged. On March 31, 1956, he was united in marriage to Louise Much at First Lutheran Church. He was employed with Red Wing Potteries from 1956-67, as a plant supervisor; Friedrich-Willys Zumbrota and Farmington Plants as a manager of manufacturing from 1967-1979 and finally, retired from Rivera Cabinets, where he worked as a plant manager from 1979-1999. Jerry was a life-long member of First Lutheran Church and also belonged to the VFW, American Legion and the Izaak Walton. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing.
He is survived by his wife, Louise of Zumbrota; daughter, Vicki (Mike) Steier of Zumbrota; grandchildren, Sheena and Shelby and great-grandson, Jayden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Luverne (Shirley) Mewhorter and Clarice (Don) Frank and a son, Daniel Mewhorter.
A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, followed by a private family service with Rev. Arthur Sharot officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Leo C. Peterson American Legion #54 or the Izaak Walton League of American Red Wing Chapter-16. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com
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