OBITUARY

Gerald Counterman

November 22, 1941February 20, 2018
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Gerald Counterman, 76, of Pekin, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin. Born November 22, 1941 in Pekin to Herbert and Lorraine (Crooks) Counterman; he married Lynda Keyes on July 14, 1962 in Pekin. She preceded him in death on January 14, 2013 in Pekin. Surviving are his children, Larrie (Theresa) of Pekin, Lonnie (Jane) of East Peoria and Michelle Counterman-Rogers of South Pekin; fifteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Donald “Tiny” Counterman; and his sisters, Mary Hodgson, Laura Saunders, Margie Morris and Carol Dwyer. Also preceding in death were his daughter, Lynnette Dorsett; brother, Herbert and sister, Eva Dwyer. Gerald was a core maker in the foundry at Caterpillar, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a tremendous Cubs fan and a member of the North American Fishing Club. He loved fishing, camping, birdwatching and teasing his grandchildren to get a rise out of them. Gerald was a member of the Bethesda Pentecostal Church of God in Pekin. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday February, 25, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin with Pastor Dave Wilder officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the services and inurnment will be with his wife at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Memorials are suggested to Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Teri Rawlings

February 28, 2018

My heart goes out to all the family. I remember spending time at Uncle Bird and Aunt Lynda’s when they lived in Midway. The house with the apple trees. We spent a lot of time there in the summer. Sure do miss it. Love to all. Teri

Flint Keyes

February 23, 2018

Uncle Jerry never was shy about voicing his opinion... For me, that is what made him fun to be around.... He stuck up for me a couple of times when I was having a rough time with my own dad.. He had my utmost respect for doing that..

Rose Sisler

February 23, 2018

I loved Jerry and Lynda. Enjoyed talking to them every Sunday at church.

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Jerry at 8 months old

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