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Jerome "Jerry" Rumpel

May 13, 1934 — August 24, 2023


Jerome "Jerry" R. Rumpel, 89, of Arcadia, died on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at his home under the care of St. Croix Hospice surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born on the home farm outside of Arcadia on May 13, 1934, to John, Sr. and Mary (Filla) Rumpel. He was united in marriage on May 26, 1962, to Cleo Litscher at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fountain City. Aside from his family, dairy farming was everything to Jerry. He loved the farm and the farm life. He was a member of the Wisconsin Dairies Co-op and Trempealeau County Farm Bureau. After retiring from farming, Jerry enjoyed helping out and staying busy with Northern Investment Auctions, driving cars for Arcadia Motors and delivering parts for Napa Auto Parts. He loved to hunt and fish and looked forward to taking a trip many summers to see somewhere new. He was a previous member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, a current member of Holy Family Parish and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. 

Jerry is survived by his wife: Cleo of Arcadia; daughters: Laurie (Scott) Halama of Independence, Nancy (Bruce) Lettner of Trempealeau, and Kathy (Jeff) Vander Meer of DeForest; grandchildren: Sheila (Jordan) Putz, Kaylyn (Ben) Klug, Alex (Caity) Lettner, Kyle (Rachel) Lettner, Brian (Ananda) Lettner, Austin (Beth) Halama and Matthew Vander Meer; great-grandchildren: Rayna, Hadley and Laikyn Putz, Evelyn Lettner, Freya and Liam Halama, Beau and Vance Klug; sister-in-law: Janice Rumpel, other in-laws: Leonard & Carol Litscher, Noreen & Roger Haines, Marcel & Carol Litscher and Wanda Putz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Lisa & Becky Rumpel; siblings: Raymond (Monica) Rumpel, Albert Rumpel, Molly (Raymond) Skroch, Joseph (Esther) Rumpel, Thecla (Franklin) Foegen, Monica (Edward) Schank, Ernest (Rita) Rumpel, Margaret (Edwin) Wicka, Bernadine (Gaylord) Frie, Marian (Robert) Wicka, John Rumpel and Bernard, Agnus & Theresa in infancy; and in-laws, Marvin & Diane Litscher and Robert Putz.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Holy Family Parish with Father Kyle Laylan officiating. Family and friends are welcome for visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, rural Arcadia. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jerry's honor may be designated to Holy Family Parish or Calvary Cemetery, Arcadia. To express condolences to his family online, please visit

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