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Jerome E Kane

Jerome E Kane

Jerome E. Kane, age 77 of Maiden Rock, died Sunday, August 7, 2022 at his farm in Maiden Rock.

Jerome was born on July 12, 1945 at the Plum City hospital. He was the son of Sheldon “Bud” and Lennis (Grant) Kane. Jerome grew up in Maiden Rock where he lived his entire life. He attended elementary school at St. John’s and graduated from Plum City High School. After school, Jerome continued farming with his dad and brother Mike, and later his nephew Scott. Jerome married Sandra Kopp on October 17, 1970 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. After marriage, they bought the farm across the road from his home farm where they continued farming and raised their three daughters.

Jerome enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing with friends, playing cards, riding four-wheeler, and checking crops around the farm. He passed on his passion of hunting to his grandchildren. Jerome made sure to watch the stock market and check commodities on his DTN everyday. He had a generous heart, loved to tell a good story and share a laugh.

Jerome is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Garrett) Birkel of Hudson, Erica (Matt) Herink of Roberts, and Renee (Aaron) Nutter of New Brighton, MN; six grandchildren, Maizy, Elliot, Simon and Owen, Lauren and Henley; two brothers, Don (Theresa) of Plum City and Mike (Patty) of Maiden Rock; brother-in-laws Gail (LuAnn) Kopp of Maiden Rock, and Doug Biesterveld of Bloomer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by wife, Sandra (2001); his parents; and sister, Kathy (Kane) Biesterveld.

Memorial Mass will be 3:00 PM Thursday, August 18, 2022 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City with Rev. Juneabe V. Villapaz officiating. Private family burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. 

Jerome wanted his friends and family to have a beverage and good food while remembering him fondly, so the family is welcoming everyone to the farm for an open house after Mass from 4:30-8:00 PM. 

Memorials are preferred in Jerome’s name for a memorial bench at the Pierce County Fairgrounds.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Jim and Nancy Helmueller

    We're so sorry for your loss. The last time we saw Jerome was at a class reunion when we invited him in honor of Sandy. Jerome was so easy to always visit with. We are thinking of you with prayers and sympathy.

  2. Bud and Chandra Vokoun

    May our Lord comfort you and
    your family.
    Jerome had and enjoyed a great

  3. Audrey Aune

    I am so very sad to know that you lost your Dad, Erica. A wonderful Grandpa to your boys that they will miss. Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you and prayers for strength as you grieve. May God hold this dear man close and give him peace for eternity. Hugs and love, Audrey

  4. Pat Fedie Chancey

    Family of Jerome,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jerome was a great friend of my late brother Dick Fedie in so many ways. Our families were very close growing up and they will always hold a special place in my heart. May God’s peace fill your sad hearts in the days ahead.
    Pat & Tom

  5. Mike and Julie Morse

    Our deepest sympathies to Jerome’s family. We will be thinking and praying for all of you.

  6. Susan Risius

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jen.

  7. Diane and Gary Timm

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  8. terry vokoun

    WOW..... lots of Wonderful Memories

  9. Dennis & Ramona Schneider

    Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone ????????

  10. Chuck and Bobbie Walker

    So sorry for you family’s loss.

  11. Paul and Paulette Medin

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounds like he was a wonderful person.

  12. Scott Watkins

    Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the family.

  13. Joanne Hovey

    Sincere sympathy to family and friends. ????

  14. Patricia Frion

    I am so sorry for loss.r

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