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Jerrod Blaise McKinstry

Jerrod Blaise McKinstry

It is with profound sadness that the family of Jerrod Blaise McKinstry shares the news of his passing on December 13, 2021, at Blessing Hospital with his beloved mother, Elaine and father, John at his side.

He was born in Quincy on April 20, 1970, to loving parents John and Elaine (Vahlkamp) McKinstry and was younger brother of Mindy (McKinstry) Deming. He loved spending time with his family including his nieces Meghan (Chad) Dedert, Mallory Deming and especially enjoyed his great nieces and nephews Dominic, Jocelyn, Wyatt, Londyn and Presleigh. They all survive and will miss him eternally.

Jerrod was a Class of 88 graduate from Quincy High School and a union mason by trade. In his younger years, he spent many evenings and weekends at the KC playing softball with a team of friends that was unmatched. He had a passion for sports and he loved his Houston Oilers and Astros.

Jerrod is also survived by the loves of his life - his daughter, Emma McKinstry and son, Miller Robertson. If you wanted to see him gush with pride, you just had to mention their names. Though he struggled finding his way at times, his love and devotion to his children never wavered. He loved to brag about his Doozie's soccer career, and Miller's theatrical performances. To him, his children were his greatest accomplishment and he made sure they knew he loved them fiercely.

To his friends, J-Rod will be remembered as a feisty, outspoken, quick witted, and loyal friend who had a smile and laugh that are equally unforgettable. The family would ask that when you think of him you think of the best parts of him – his loyalty, his larger-than-life personality, his determination, the kid in him that played with every child he met, the depth of his love for his family and friends. He was surrounded by love until the very end of his journey here on earth and is now able to rest in the arms of his loving father. We are eternally grateful for the time we had with him.

He is survived by his parents, John and Elaine McKinstry; his children: Emma McKinstry and Miller Robertson; one sister, Mindy Deming; nieces: Meghan (Chad) Dedert and Mallory Deming; great nieces and nephews: Dominic, Jocelyn, Wyatt, Londyn, Presleigh and a special friend, Laurie Crabill.

Jerrod was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Ruth McKinstry and Raymond and Emma Vahlkamp, Sr., a brother-in-law, Roger Deming and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. with a memorial service starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Miller Robertson Education Fund or Blessing Hospice. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Leann Middendorf Flanagan
Quincy, IL
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Sending my love and support and condolences. Losing a child is unbearable. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Leann Flanagan
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Bruce and Shirley Tode
Quincy, IL
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Elaine and John
We send along sincere condolences for your loss. Prayers are with you both
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Chris Robison
Martin, TN
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To all of Jerrods Family and Friends. I am so sorry. For your Loss!
Jerrod was a good man. I met him when I use to go ever year. To the Mr Valcamps Seniors Christmas party. When me Angie Cromie. Would visit. All of you made me feal like I was family. Thank you all. Jerrod was kind to me and his cousin. And made me feel at home. When really every year we were several hundred miles away from our own home. And quite frankly it was hard not to laugh and have a good time at the Christmas party which me and Angie. looked forward to when we use to vist her Mom And Dad every year. I miss and will allways cheris them days.
Jerrod RIP and when it is my time. I hope I walk in to Heaven. And I see you brother. Thank you for being so kind to Angie and our Boys! Blake and Austin and Myself. I bet when I see you. You and your Friends will be standing Around the Keg of beer in the garage having One heck of a time together. And I am sure you and Grandpa Valcamp are tearing it up right now. Rest easy my Freind!
From:
Tim Moore
Lewisville, TX
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My sincerest condolences to J-Rods family. He will truly be missed. I'm very thankful to call him my brother, so many memories that I will never forget. RIP J-Rod. I'll see you on the other side brother.💯🤙
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Brenda Ohnemus
Quincy, IL
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John and Elaine I’m so sorry for your loss of your son. May you find peace and Jarod Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are you all.
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Mary Ellen Davis
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
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Melissa Tucker
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss... He was a great guy and one of the funniest people to be around. Many good memories and he will be missed
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Rick & Judy Haugh
Sarasota, FL
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John and Elaine, so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers
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Sue Sorensen
Quincy, IL
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Oh how desperately sad! Praise God for Taking Jerod home! No more sadness, no more pain! May our heavenly father bless you all and give you comfort, peace and strength!!!
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Ireland Barry
Montgomery City, MO
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Thinking about you and your family, Emma❤️
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Deb Viar
Mesa, AZ
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Elaine, my love and prayers are with you and your family the way you supported me so many years ago.
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Larry & Janet Kulla
Quincy, IL
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Elaine & John our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So very sorry for your loss.
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Tom & Marcia Hilbing
Quincy, IL
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John and Family. We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your son. May the peace of God give you comfort in this difficult time. We will keep you in our prayers.
From:
Maary & Stan Musholt
Quincy, IL
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Elaine & John and family
Sending you our condolences on the passing of your beloved son, Jerrod. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
From:
Christine Horman
Quincy, IL
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Thoughts and prayers to whole family...so sorry for your loss...May God comfort you through this difficult time