Jerry E Schlapkohl

1955 - 2023


Jerry E. Schlapkohl, 68, of Nichols, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at Pioneer Park in Lone Tree. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, from 4-7 p.m., at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Lone Tree. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at the Lone Tree American Legion. Following the services, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Nichols Fire and Rescue in memory of Jerry. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Jerry Edward Schlapkohl was born May 8, 1955, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of William Roy and Virginia Irene (Droll) Schlapkohl. He was a 1973 graduate of Columbus Junction Community School.
On July 20, 1991, Jerry was united in marriage to Sue LeRette in Lone Tree. Jerry worked in construction for three months, helping to build the Lone Tree Health Care Center and then worked for Continental Telephone Company later known as Contel, GTE, Iowa Telecom and Windstream as a telephone technician for 44 years.
He was a member of the Columbus Junction Masonic Lodge and life member of the Riverside VFW Post 6414 as an auxiliary member. Jerry enjoyed the farm, gardening, trap shooting, camping, fishing, hunting, watching sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and NASCAR fan.
Jerry will be deeply missed by his wife: Sue of Nichols; his mother: Virginia Schlapkohl of Lone Tree; siblings: Kathy (Steve) Colbert of Riverside, Chris (Randy) Cole of Riverside, Susan (Larry) Schott of Riverside and Teresa Wyatt and friend, Jeff McDowell of Lone Tree; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father: Bill on Sept. 11, 2023.