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Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Ohnemus

Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Ohnemus

Gerald Eugene "Jerry" Ohnemus, age 92, of Quincy died on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, in Blessing Hospital. He was born on April 8, 1930, in Quincy the son of Eugene C. and Mary Eva (Klatt) Ohnemus. Jerry married Doris Fitzsimmons on June 17, 1972, at Centennial Baptist Church in Jacksonville, IL. Doris survives.

He was a Korean Veteran with the United States Navy serving his county during the Korean Conflict. He was proud to have been able to attend a Great River Honor Flight with his daughter in April of 2014.

He was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.

Jerry was employed at Huck Manufacturing Company in various positions for thirty-nine years until his retirement in 1993. Jerry was a carpenter by trade who was very particular with his work, making him a master carpenter. He had a passion for woodworking, making cabinetry and custom woodwork for many home remodels, building projects and built several homes. Jerry made an original coffee table for each of his grandchildren, according to their own personal tastes that they will always treasure.

He participated in the very first fundraising drive for QND Foundation, and he volunteered for R.S.V.P. He was a very social person with a great sense of humor, always wanting to make people laugh. Jerry loved visiting and talking with others, and he never met a stranger. Family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed spending time with his nine little great-granddaughters. He was a word search enthusiast completing thousands of word search puzzles. He also he enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events in his younger years.

In addition to his wife Doris, other survivors include his daughter, Kathy (Roger) Stuckman, stepdaughters, Diane Meyer and Donna Fuller all of Quincy.
Seven grandchildren: Kurt (Toni) Stuckman, Kristi (Scott) Stadler, Karen (Yuani) Ruiz, Suzanne Tappe, Kaila (Charles) Richards, Jared (Liz) Fuller and Ryan (Rachel) Stuckman.
Ten great grandchildren: Tanner (Olivia), Kate, Natalie, Petra, Chelsea, Emma, Aurora, Hallie, Sena and Madalynn. Silblings: Rome (Ginny) Ohnemus of Ventura, CA, Dale (Sandy) Ohnemus and Rosie (Kenny) Reichert of Quincy and three special people who are considered family: David and Patsy Cooley and Angie Dick.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dan (Norma) Ohnemus, Betty (Bill) Waterman and Pat (Charlie) Meado.

Pallbearers are Kurt Stuckman, Ryan Stuckman, Tanner Stuckman, Jared Fuller, Stott Stadler and David Ohnemus. Honorary Pallbearers are Dale Peters, Bill Killday, Greg Frese, Kurt Flowers, Paul Schreacke and Tom Drieselman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted graveside.
Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to QND Foundation or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Messages for the family may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Bob Ruff
Osage Beach, MO
Comments:
Kathy, my condolences to you and your family. Your Dad was always a pleasure to talk to. We would talk at Huck’s many times. I know most of the Honorary pallbearers. Takes me back to the Huck days. Prayers for you and your family.🙏🙏🙏
From:
Angie
Palm Bay, FL
Comments:
Thank you for the memories, Pops. You are free to fly high like a bird to your new home. Love you! ~Angie~
From:
Peggy Litt and Brad Shaffer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our condolences to all the family. Prayers for comfort and peace in the days to come.
From:
Linda Boston
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To the family of Jerry. My prayers for you all. I met Jerry and Doris at the Senior Center. They welcomed me with open arms. We volunteered there putting together the Senior news letter. We had many laughs. He could never remember my name. So I always told him Linda is my name. Then he wanted to know my last name. I told him Boston is my last name. He said, how about he call me Boston Bake Beans! We all got a laugh from that! He was always smiling when you saw him. He told me that's the easiest way to remember my last name! Thank you Jerry for the many many good laughs we shared! God Bless you. Heaven gained a Beautiful Spirit. Gone, but never forgotten. 💔
Sincerely,
Linda Boston
Quincy, IL
From:
Helmut Weid
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Kathy, your dad was a great guy. I knew him for over 60 years at Hucks where he was a friend as well as a co-worker. We had many good times together. He will be greatly missed by me as well as many others. Condolences to you & your family from me and my wife as well.
From:
Karen Smith
Quincy, IL
Comments:
May GODs Grace and Peace be with the Family, remembering the stories and good times Volunteering at Blessing Hospital .
From:
The Ewalts
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Doris. So sorry for your loss. We miss seeing you all at the senior center. "Tooter" is not well either or we would have been to the funeral. You were a wonderful couple, always together..Jan
From:
Kenneth & Betty Walker
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry to hear of your loss you & Jerry were good friends thru the years you are in our thoughts & prayers may God comfort and bless you thru the years sending our love
From:
sharon schmidt
MILWAUKEE, WI
Comments:
Kathy, We are so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. Allen and I remember him well from the years we lived next door to Liesen's Market on Brodway and you lived upstairs from the market. Your Dad always had a smile on his face and a pencil behind his ear, ready for a project. Those connections from Broadway live on forever. May your Dad rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Sharon Jochem Schmidt, Milwaukee,WI
Allen Jochem, Quincy, IL