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Gerald "Jerry" P. Collinge

January 1, 1934 December 7, 2016
Gerald "Jerry" P. Collinge
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Peoria- Gerald “Jerry” P. Collinge, age 82, of Dunlap, passed away peacefully at 11:20 AM Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in the ICU unit at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was surrounded by his beloved wife, daughters and grandchildren.

Jerry was born January 1, 1934 in Chicago Heights, IL, a son of the late Gilbert and Ella (Sievers) Collinge. He married LaVerne Smardack on June 12,1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Homewood, IL. They shared 62 wonderful years together. She survives. He is also survived by two daughters; Kimberly (Timothy) Stieghorst of Peoria, IL and Sharon (Jonathan) Michael of Dunlap, IL, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his son Jeffrey, and three brothers; Gilbert, Blair, and Terry.

Jerry graduated from DePaul University in 1956 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.

Jerry retired from Kroger Co. after 40 years. He started with Kroger in a training program and advanced to store management, then to a zone manager. He was considered one of the friendliest management persons with Kroger.

Jerry loved fishing and hunting, especially with his Brittany Spaniel, Brandy. He took his family to Canada, yearly on his fishing trips to their family retreat in Souix Narrows, Ontario, Canada. He had a passion for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday, December 11, 2016 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Peoria, with a scripture service at 6 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM with an additional visitation an hour prior to the Mass. Father Patrick Henehan will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Hawley Cemetery.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in Jerry’s name to St. Jude Catholic School.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

11

Dec

4:00 PM 12/11/2016 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/11/2016 6:00:00 PM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

Scripture Service at 6:00 PM

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

12

Dec

9:30 AM 12/12/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 12/12/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

12

Dec

10:30 AM 12/12/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Hawley Final Resting Place

North Knoxville Avenue
North Route 88
Peoria, IL 61615

North Knoxville Avenue Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Catholic Grade School

10911 N Knoxville Ave
Dunlap, IL 61525
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