Jerome “Slim” Landherr, 94 – Austin Daily Herald


Jérôme “Slim” Landherr, 94 years old

Jerome (Slim) Gilbert Landherr, 94, of Adams, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at Stewartville Care Center on Sunday, November 28, 2021. He will be sadly missed.

Jerome was born September 21, 1927 in Nevada Township, Mower County, Minnesota, to Frederick and Anna (Heimer) Landherr. The family then moved to their farm in Johnsburg, Minnesota. He grew up as a farm boy with four sisters and three brothers. Jerome attended St. John’s Catholic Elementary School in Johnsburg, Minnesota and graduated from Adams High School in 1945.

Jerome married LaVonne Mullenbach on April 21, 1976 in Adams, Minnesota and together they owned Adams Quality Foods.

Slim operated the family farm for many years. He also worked at Cliff’s Electric for 15 years and at Cenex in Adams. Slim enjoyed mowing (yard work), bowling and fishing trips up north with his family. He loved to create birdhouses, Christmas lanterns, and many other garden projects. He liked to make strings of beads for missions. Slim liked to cycle around town.

He was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Landherr; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Irene Landherr; sisters, Ann Howden and Joan Landherr; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Laverne Felten; son-in-law, David Wenzel.

Survivors include his 45-year-old wife, LaVonne, Adams, MN; daughter-in-law, Sharon Wenzel, Rochester, MN; brother, Herbert Landherr, Adams, MN; sister, Dorothy (Gerald) Gerber, Adams, MN; grandchildren, Todd Wenzel, Canton, Georgia, Kari Wenzel, Blairsville, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Owen and Chloé; several nieces and nephews.

A commemorative mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday December 3 at the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Adams with Father Antony Arokiyam as officiant. There will be a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Adams Funeral Home with visitations to follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitations will also be held at the church one hour before the Friday service.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Stewartville Care Center and the Mayo Clinic Rochester Hospice Program for caring for Slim. Special thanks to Father Randy Kasel.


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