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John J. "Jerry" Willard

September 28, 1936 November 7, 2019
John J. "Jerry" Willard
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Obituary for John J. "Jerry" Willard

John “Jerry” Jerome Willard, 83, of Peoria, IL, died peacefully at 5:46 AM, on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at OSF Hospital surrounded by his love ones.

He was born September 28, 1936, in Peoria, IL. to Robert and Genevieve (Neelan) Willard. He married Barbara J. Mueller on October 26, 1963 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, in Peoria Heights. She passed away on June 1, 2014.

Surviving are his four children, Annette (Timothy) Toohill of Leroy, IL., John (Debra) Willard of Peoria, Father Stephen Willard of Peoria, and Matthew Willard of Peoria and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son James Willard, his parents, and two brothers Robert and Donald.

Jerry belonged to St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. He loved his family and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, November 14, 2019, with a Visitation 1 hour prior to the Mass at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. Father Stephen Willard will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Memorials in Jerry’s memory may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria.

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

14

Nov

11:00 AM 11/14/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/14/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

14

Nov

12:00 PM 11/14/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
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