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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Gerald C. Hodapp, age 85, of Mankato, died on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.
Visitation will be on Sunday, September 19 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary (1001 N. Riverfront Dr.). Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church with visitation from 10:00-11:00 prior to the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Loyola Catholic Schools or childhood cancer research of your choice.
Gerald was born on January 22, 1936 in Mankato to Cletus and Helen (Reinhart) Hodapp. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1954. Jerry served in the Army National Guard from 1958-1964. On April 27, 1963, Jerry was united in marriage to Arlene Janzen at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a self-made man. He was a business owner, farmer, and inventor. Jerry was a very determined man and loved the challenge of fixing anything. Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and family vacations. Most important to Jerry was time spent with his family.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Arlene of Mankato; children, Cynthia Chapman (special friend, Troy Asleson) of Hopkins, Brian (Mitzi) Hodapp of North Mankato, Corrine Hodapp of Breezy Point, Kevin Hodapp of Madison Lake, and Alison (Todd) Ley of Minneapolis; seven grandchildren, Cole, Kylie, and Taylor Chapman, Ellie and Molly Hodapp, and Zoe and Porter Ley; sister, Rosemary Dummer of Waconia; sister-in-law, Louise Hodapp of Mankato; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Miles Ley; brother, Lyle; and brother-in-law, Louie.