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Jerry A. Kollar

August 31, 1966 July 20, 2020
Jerry A. Kollar
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Obituary for Jerry A. Kollar

Jerome A. “Jerry” Kollar, 53, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his residence in West Peoria.

Jerry was born on August 31, 1966 in Streator, IL, a son of Albert J. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Baumann) Kollar. His father precedes him in death. His mother, Betty, survives of Peoria, along with one son, Peter Tangel of Peoria Heights, one brother, Todd (Andrea) Kollar of Peoria, three sisters, Ann Kollar of Cape Coral, FL, Cindy (Buddy Glass) Kollar of Tallahassee, FL and Sharree Tate of Vero Beach, FL, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerry graduated from Illinois State University in 1988, then went on to Marshall University, earning an MBA in Marketing. He was an avid runner, running in the Chicago and Boston Marathons. In 2019, he eclipsed the 100,000 mile mark in his running career. Jerry was also an avid bicycler and a member of the Illinois Valley Striders.

Jerry had a long-time career at Getz Fire Equipment in marketing and sales. One of his proudest moments was catching a baseball at a Chicago Cubs game holding a beer in one hand and son, Peter, in the other.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with a visitation starting at 5:30 PM until the time of Mass. The Franciscan Friars will officiate. Burial of cremains will be a later date at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heller Center for kids with Cancer.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

24

Jul

5:30 PM 7/24/2020 5:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/24/2020 7:00:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Friday

24

Jul

7:00 PM 7/24/2020 7:00:00 PM - 7:45 PM 7/24/2020 7:45:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois

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