Gerald D. "Jerry" Stienmetz - 84

9/23/1935 - 5/14/2020

Oregon, IL

Gerald D. “Jerry” Stienmetz, 84, lifelong area resident, died Thursday, May 14, 2020 in his home. Born September 23, 1935 in Chana, the son of George T. and Grace Ellen (Meyers) Stienmetz. Married to Barbara Carpenter December 6, 1957; she died  in 2012. He then married Judy Mease in 2015. Jerry was employed as a truck driver for Swift for over 20 years and also for other local trucking companies. He also enjoyed many years of hog farming. Jerry enjoyed going to auctions, yard work and listening to local bands. Survived by his wife, Judy Stienmetz of Oregon; daughter, Kim (Tom) O’Brien of Paynes Point; grandchildren: Nick (Shaina) Stienmetz, Tim Stienmetz, Stephanie (Chris) Casper, Derek Stienmetz, Tricia (Mike) Egyed and Tyler (Felisha) Bettner; 9 great grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Francois of Polo. Also preceded in death by his parents; son, Kevin Stienmetz; and 8 siblings.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family visitation and graveside service will be held. Burial in Silver Creek Cemetery, rural Mt. Morris. Pastor David Rogula will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jerry’s name to Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon.


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