Gerald “Jerry” Whitmer, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Jerry was born on January 16, 1942 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Samuel Daniel Whitmer and Dorothy Frances (McCasland) Whitmer.
On February 10, 1967, Jerry married Linda Jerden, the love of his life, at Niedringhaus United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL. He had retired from Granite City Waste Water Treatment Plant as a filter operator in 2009. Jerry was a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church and Granite City Eagles Lodge #1126. He was also an avid St. Louis Blues Hockey fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jerry will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife of fifty years, Linda Whitmer of Granite City, IL; loving children, Travis (Laura) Whitmer of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, Allison Whitmer of Granite City, IL and Kristin (Tom) Conklin of Louisville, KY; sister, Judith (Robert Dean) Rich of O’Fallon, IL; sister-in-law, Janet Helene Beckett of St. Peters, MO; proud grandfather to Pamela, Dylan, Nicholas, Sydnie, Jordan, Ella, Logan and Frannie; extended family and many friends.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Nameoki United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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