Nick James Jerulle

Born: Wed., Apr. 20, 1921
Died: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

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Nick James Jerulle

Nick J. Jerulle, 96, lifelong resident if Hibbing died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Hillcrest Parkside in Hibbing.  He was born on April 20, 1921 to Ralph and Raffalina (Valente) Jerulle in Hibbing.  Nick proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army as a cook. For over 50 years, Nick was self employed as a barber in Hibbing first taking clients at the Androy Hotel, and later across the street from Sammy’s Pizza on Howard Street.  Nick was an honorary life member at the Hibbing Curling Club.  He was a four time national curling champion.  In 1962, his team placed 2nd in Perth, Scotland at the Scotch Cup, receiving silver medals for their accomplishment. He loved playing golf after retirement.  He was also a dedicated member of the McDonald’s Coffee Club in Hibbing.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his friends Sam and Louise Perrella, and his dear and longtime friend Bob Shock.  
He is survived by his children, James J. (Linda) Jerulle, Eau Claire, WI, and Mike (Pamela) Jerulle, Hermantown, MN, brother, Paul Jerulle, Texas, sister, Conchetta (Ludwig) Deblak, Hibbing, MN, four grandchildren, Nick Jerulle, Proctor, MN, Joseph Jerulle, Duluth, MN, Joshua Jerulle, Eau Claire, WI, and James (Tammy) Jerulle Jr., Eau Claire, WI, great-grandchild, Jasmyn Jerulle, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lenore Jerulle, two brothers, Frank and Tony Jerulle, sister, Rose Clemens, and his special friend, Dottie McGorray.
Funeral services for Nick will be 11:00am, Monday, August 14, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Hibbing.  The Rev. Fr. Gabriel Waweru will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.  Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the 11:00am funeral Mass at the church on Monday.  A private family interment will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.  Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.  

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Jack Milinovich
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Jim and Mike,
You have my heart filled condolences. Loved your Dad for all of his stories that he told. Many thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

Kathy McGorray
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Jim and Mike,

Condolences to you and your families on the loss of your father. Nick brought a great deal of joy and laughter (and curling!) into our mom's life and we are forever grateful that they found each other. Even after she moved to Minneapolis, Nick would call our mom every evening to check on her and fill her in on all the happenings in Hibbing. The last time we saw Nick was last August when we were in Hibbing for our mom's burial. After, we all went to the Sportsman's for lunch - we had such a nice time sharing stories and much laughter. It's hard to believe Nick is gone, but we're thankful for the many wonderful memories we have of him.

Sue, Mike and Kathy McGorray

Pamela & Dennis Elj
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Thoughts & prayers go out to all of you. What a neat guy. Dot was my parents long time neighbor. We lived on 2nd Av W same block (Clemens) and Rose Scipioni was married to my cousin Lonnie. I'm sure you will be celebrating his wonderful life & legacy- his beautiful family. Take care & God Bless. Rabbit & Dennis

Dennis Gilbertson
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
Jim and Mike,
My Condolences to you. What a special person your Dad was.
He took me under his wing when I was a young man, just out of barber school. He was my mentor in life, not just in barbering..
He was such a big influence in my life. I think of him often and
he will be missed greatly. You both as well as your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Mike D'Aquila
   Posted Sun August 13, 2017
Jimmy/Mike: You know, even though it might be said that your Dad had a long run on earth, it's still no deterrent from the empty feeling that sets in after a passing, expected or not. The only thing that helps is leaning on those good memories, as they provide strength. You Dad was an icon, a connection to a time in Hibbing when prosperity was linked to family and hard work.

Boy, quite a guy ! Quite a guy ! I am glad that I could call him "friend".

My condolences,

Mike D'Aq>>
Derry, NH

Tony Berarducci
   Posted Sun August 13, 2017
Entire Jerulle Family,
My deepest condolences for the loss of Nick, he was the greatest mentor & fan of mine in curling. will be missed greatly. God Bless.
Sincerely, TB

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