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Jeffrie Lee Whiting

Jeffrie Lee Whiting, 51, Cherry Valley, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.

He was born Sept. 10, 1962, to Robert and Paula (Hyatt) Whiting.

He was a CAD engineer and he worked for Union Special for more than 17 years.  He also worked at Home Depot for more than 10 years, and most recently was employed at Sports ‘N More.  He enjoyed home renovation, woodworking projects and being outdoors.  He was an avid Steelers fan and loved watching football.  

Survivors include two sisters, Julie (Aaron) Smith and Jill (Gary) Mungle; two nieces, Rebecca Mungle and Kayla Mungle; his loving companion, Paula Lamont; Paula’s children, Jennifer (Jason) Hansen, Michelle (Ken) Decker and Jimmy Lamont; Paula’s grandchildren, Sofie Grupe and Braydon Decker; and many dear friends and his crew of fellow Steelers fans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his uncle, James Whiting.

Visitation and funeral were held Feb. 18 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  All other services were private. Memorials can be made to the family for designation at a later date.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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