Ian Michael Jerome, 23, of Waterloo, died March 27, 2013, in St. Louis.
He was born Jan. 5, 1990, in Belleville, son of Michael Jerome and Angela Jerome.
Ian was a 2008 graduate of Waterloo High School and formerly attended the University of Illinois. He wrote a column for the Republic-Times, “The Way I See It,” and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister Rebecca Jerome; brother Jeremy Jerome; maternal grandparents Barry and Sharon Olson; aunts Michelle Ann Hudson (nee Jerome), and Lisa Renee (Jack) Hudnall (nee Jerome); uncle Scott (Christine) Olson; cousins Elizabeth (Josh) Niebruegge, Sean Hudson, John Hudnall, Kirsten Olson, and Tony Olson; and special friends Brian Saul and David Welborn; along with great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Mary Elizabeth Jerome (nee Goeddel) and Joseph E. Jerome Jr.
Arrangements were handled by Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo.
A Celebration of Life service was April 1, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, Pastor James Watson officiating.
A reception followed in the St. Paul UCC Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to the Jerome Brothers Trust Fund, or Duchenne Parent Project.
Click here, for a special article written in remembrance of Jerome.