Jerome Strand age 66, of Erskine, Minnesota passed away on Monday, January 24th at his mother’s home while on Hospice surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3rd, at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with the Rev. Michael Sletto officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural Erskine. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Erskine and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Jerome was born in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota on December 25, 1955, to parents Stanley and Bonnie (Anderson) Strand. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran church in Erskine and graduated from Erskine High School in 1974. After graduation, Jerome traveled with Midway of Fun Shows for a summer. After that Jerome was employed different places including American Crystal Sugar, City of Erskine, 20 years with Bob Lerfald Electric, Bobcat/Erskine Attachments, 5 years in Texas at Home Depot, 17 years as the projectionist at the Lesdan Theater in Fosston, he also served for several years on the East Polk County Fair Board. His meticulous abilities showed through in all his work but especially noted by Electrical State Inspectors.
Jerome’s artistic talents began at a young age when he created a working miniature carnival using small motors and tinker toys which he displayed at various local county fairs. Hobbies included wood burned, color stained posters and plaques, full length feature films and collecting vintage Fair memorabilia to name a few. Jerome provided assistance to family and friends whenever there was a need and even at times for complete strangers.
Jerome loved to visit, reminisce, share jokes and watch movies with friends and family.
Jerome is survived by his mother, Bonnie Strand of Erskine, sisters Renee (Ron) Howe of Erskine, Jacalyn (Jeff) Hendrickson of Bismark, North Dakota , Jill (Jeff) Sartori of Crofton, Maryland, Becky (Brian) Anderson of Cambridge, Minnesota, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Grandparents, and his beloved dogs Gretel and Princess.
Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at
The family intends to have a memorial service in the Spring of 2022.