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Jerome Donald "Jerry" Wiemelt

Jerome Donald "Jerry" Wiemelt

Jerome Donald "Jerry" Wiemelt, age 73, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Blessing Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1947 in Quincy, the son of Leo D. and Agnes A. (Witsken) Wiemelt. He married Shelley Worthington on April 5, 1974 in Quincy.

He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1965 and attended DeVry University in Chicago for one year.

Jerry was employed by Heck Novelty as an electronic technician for over thirty years. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War, September 6, 1967- May 15, 1969. While in the Army he was an avionic mechanic in radio communication systems for helicopters. Jerry received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, The Air Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Jerry loved his family, spending time boating, camping, weekend getaways and dining out. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVets.

Jerry is survived by his wife, two children: Tanya (Ryan) Moore and Travis Wiemelt both of Quincy; siblings: Kent "Butch" (Sue) Wiemelt of Quincy, Ronald Wiemelt of Quincy, Leo "Mike" (Jeani) Wiemelt of AZ, Leanna (Tom) Gilbert of Kansas City, MO and Joan Upschulte of Quincy; grandchildren: Abigail Sutton and Reece Harvey; and a great-granddaughter, Adara Sutton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Barb (Norbert) Veile; grandson: Jason Harvey and sister-in-law: Pat Wiemelt.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Sunset Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post # 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail. Memorials may be made to the Great River Honor Flight, Wounded Warriors or Quincy Humane Society.

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From:
Jenny Hayden
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Family, So very sorry to hear the loss of Jerry. He was always with a smile and upbeat. When I heard this, I thoughts, what a reunion it will be in Heaven for those who have gone ahead of us! Prayers for comfort. We all have lots of wonderful memories.
From:
Michael McCabe
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am very sorry for your loss.
From:
Cheryl Caulder
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am shocked to hear this. I always loved visiting with Jerry and his ornery self. He will definitely be missed.
From:
Joe and Judy Sohn
QUINCY, IL
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Sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. Jerry was a friend for many years. Have many fond memories of the old Bell Echo neighborhood. Always Enjoyed hearing him sing "Elvira" He will surely be missed. Our prayers are with you.
Joe and Judy Sohn
From:
Randy Wiemelt
Ennis, TX
Comments:
Shelley and family,
I am so sorry about the loss of Jerry. We were not only cousins but best friends growing up.
I can’t make his funeral due to the distance and this virus. However,
I will be there in spirit.
From:
Ken&Carol Whaley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.
Always enjoyed seeing him at Sprouts. RIP
From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
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Sympathies to family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Dr. John norris
Comments:
Jerry was a fine gentleman. I appreciated the help he gave me over the years. Shelley major sympathy to you and your family, you lost a good man. Regards John and Jackie
From:
Danny Plank
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
I worked with Jerry at Heck Novelty for many years.He will be greatly missed.Prayers for the family in the trying time for the loss of a good man.
From:
Jodi Bliven
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Dear Shelley, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. Jerry will be deeply missed, he touched so very many peoples lives. Sincerely, Jodi Schaffnit-Bliven
From:
Tina KennedyTina (Smith)
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
To all of his family and friends I am so very sorry for your loss. Jerry was always such a happy man. Not to mention a funny guy. He will be missed but know that he is walking with our Lord and an angel in the skies. Prayers for your healing hearts. God bless....
From:
Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Shelley & family please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. RiP
Jeff & Joanne
From:
Randy Gallaher
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Jerry was a kind and gentle soul.