Gerald Robert Stieg, loving husband and father of three children, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the age of 76.
Gerald (Jerry or Jerbo), was born on July 18, 1943, in Woodstock, Ill., to Walter and Bettie (Beck) Stieg. On Dec. 3, 1966, he married Linda K. Ehrke at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woodstock, the love of his life, best friend, and constant companion for 53 years.
Jerry served in the U.S. Army upon graduating from Woodstock High School and was well-known and respected in the community as the proprietor of G. Stieg & Sons Construction and Wayne’s City Lanes, as well as a member of the Woodstock Fire Department for 19½ years.
Jerry loved to bowl, fish, work on his farmette, and spend time with friends and family.
Jerry is survived by his children, Kimm (Keith) Gonzales, Kelly (Brian) Kerwin and Michael (Mary) Stieg; grandchildren, Lynea Stieg, Kalli Stieg, Noah Kerwin, Rachael Stieg, Paige Gonzales, and Kevyn Kerwin; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Diego and Skylar; sister, Patricia (Andrew) Hermanson, and sister in law, Sandra Wickham (John); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Judith Stolldorf.
A memorial service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be held at Moose Lodge in Woodstock at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the family or the charity of your choice.
For more information contact Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney funeral home at 815-338-1710 or at slmcfh.com.