Jerry Lewis


LA MOILLE - Jerry Lewis, 75, of LaMoille died May 2, 2017 at Aperion Care, Amboy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 8 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Dave Manion officiating. Burial will be at Greenfield Cemetery, LaMoille. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the funeral home. 

The family requests that in memory of Jerry, please feel free to wear jeans or casual clothes to his services, as he didn’t enjoy wearing a suit and tie.

Jerry was born Jan. 19, 1942 in McLeansboro to Bernard and Fay (Yarboro) Lewis. He married Sue Sondgeroth on Jan. 12, 1973 in Ottawa.

Survivors include his wife of LaMoille; six children, Darla Kleckner of Mendota, Timothy Lewis of LaMoille, Jennifer (Lewis) Mooney of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Shannon Lewis of LaSalle, Jason Lewis of Jonesboro, Ark. and Amanda (Lewis) Manion; his mother, Fay Vaughn of LaMoille; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his stepmother, Barbara Lewis; one sister, Sandra Bergman; and two brothers, Donald Lewis and Patrick Lewis, all of Longmont, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father; his step-father, Robert Vaughn; and one sister, Sharon Davidson.

Jerry attended Mendota High School. He worked at Del Monte and later was the co-owner of Bob & Jerry’s Shell in Mendota. He was then employed by Caterpillar in Aurora until he retired due to a disability. Jerry always loved working, fishing and playing in a slow pitch softball league but most of all he loved his family. He was a faithful St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Memorials may be directed to Toys for Tots or to the family.

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