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OBITUARY

Jerry D. Lemmon II

February 23, 1968May 5, 2020
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Jerry D. Lemmon II, 52, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 of natural causes. He was born February 23, 1968 in Springfield to Jerry D. Lemmon Sr. and Anne (Mathias) Lemmon.

Jerry is survived by his beloved mother, Anne, his sister, Lisa Lemmon (fiancé Jason Godin) of Vero Beach, Florida, his half-brother, Richard Tuxhorn of Springfield, special friends Brenda and Tate (Scarbrough) Weddigen, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Jerry attended Christ the King Grade School, Griffin High School, and graduated college from Indiana University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was one of the seven original Broker/Partner/Owners of The Real Estate Group, with a very successful career in real estate. Jerry was passionate about helping his clients through the process of buying and selling their homes.

Jerry enjoyed traveling to tropical locations to visit his loving sister and her fiancé. He was everyone’s weatherman, keeping friends and loved ones updated on upcoming storms. Other interests included boating, golfing, fishing, and being near the ocean. Jerry leaves behind lifelong friends, Jim and Foxer, as well as countless others. Being a former Cyclone football player, his favorite pastime was attending SHG football games. Memberships included Island Bay Yacht Club, Aqua Club, and Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jerry was a Life Member of Christ the King Parish. He was also an active contributor and advocate for the First Step Women’s Crisis Center, helping to save unborn children from abortion. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jerry served as auctioneer for many charity events in the Springfield area.

Jerry was compassionate, had a heart of gold, and would help anyone at any time. His sense of humor will never be forgotten, leaving a lifetime of memories for all who knew and loved him. Jerry was truly one of the good guys.

Please join us for Jerry D. Lemmon II’s final ‘open house’ where friends may call from 11:00am until 1:30pm Sunday May 17, 2020 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. The family will be present for the formal visitation starting at 2:30pm and ending at 5:30pm Sunday May 17th at Bisch West. CDC guidelines will be followed regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and all visitors will be required to wear a mask. A private funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Monday May 18, 2020 for the immediate family and will be able to be viewed online at https:\\www.youtube.com/channel/UCh19m7h-Z1VkltoksY6WBaA or facebook.com/CTKSpringfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Step Women’s Center, 215 South Grand Avenue West Suite A., Springfield, IL. 62704 or to Beerlahai Roi Women’s Ministries, P.O. Box 4351 Springfield, IL. 62708-4351 and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Mack
  • Mike Fox
  • Mike Coady
  • Robert Mathias
  • Vince Mathias
  • Tate Weddigen
  • Richard Tuxhorn

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

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Jill Steiner

May 25, 2020

It was the first time we had to sell a house and move into a new one. We found ourselves with 2 house payments when the old house did not sell. It was a stressful time as the move was due to medical needs. The old house just would not sell. During that time Jerry reached out and I was struck by his forthrightness. He came by and that forthrightness was just what we needed. It told us what we needed to hear, not what we wanted to hear. He made us feel strong when we were afraid. He knew we were afraid yet he reassured us we were also strong enough to make the tough decisions. He stood with us. Based on his advice we took a different approach, lowered the price and it sold very shortly after. Today we are months from paying off the "new" house and being debt-free. We always put his magnet calendar on our fridge. Whenever I had someone stressing over their house not selling I would tell them you have the wrong realtor, call Jerry. He will stand with you, you can do it. Thanks Jerry, for what was part of your "every day" but the first step to our future.

Judith Casper

May 19, 2020

Sincere condolences from Don and Judy Casper and family.

John Witkop

May 18, 2020

Anne and Lisa, I was so sorry to hear about Jerry‘s passing. I remember our days fondly on Ivywood and all the fun we had growing up. In many ways he was like a younger brother to me and our family. Our hearts go out to you all in this time of loss and pray God‘s blessing upon each of you. May he Rest In Peace. I watched the service today and the priest did a very nice job of remembering Jerry and their lifelong relationship together. We will always remember and love Jerry and the whole Lemmon family. In Christ, John Witkop, Colorado Springs

Betsy Fredrickson

May 18, 2020

Mrs Lemmon and Lisa- I was so sad to learn about Jerry’s passing. Friends since our day’s at CTK which continued through our adult life. I will miss seeing him when I visit Springfield. Jerry was such a help to my Mom and me when she sold her house. Please accept my deepest condolences. Heaven definitely got a good one.

Scott Marsho

May 17, 2020

Jerry and I are Sigma Chi Pledge Brothers, friends, and brothers for life. Words can't express how sad it is to lose Jerry at such a young age. I have countless great memories of the amazing years we had at IU and beyond. I will forever love Jerry!

Rich Minder

May 17, 2020

Many great memories having attended both grade school and high school with Jerry. It was great having Jerry represent us in buying and selling our homes. An outstanding competitor. A fun, caring and faith based person. I’m sorry you are gone Jerry and confident God is welcoming a champion into heaven! RIP Jerry.

Mrs Lemmon and Lisa, we are sorry and you are in our prayers.

Brandi Baker

May 17, 2020

Lisa and Anne,
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Jerry was taken far too young. I will continue to pray for your strength and peace of mind and heart.


All my love and condolences,
Brandi Baker-Connelly

Lisa McNabb

May 17, 2020

Lisa, I am very sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your brother, I believe the two of you probably shared the same sense of humor because of your similar smiles. I know he meant a lot to you and he will be greatly missed by many people. May your memories of him bring you peace!

Nick Mangan

May 17, 2020

I was introduced to Jerry by my Aunt & Uncle Julie & Tom Southwood years ago when I would visit and spend time having fun with them & their friends, Jerry being one of them. Living close to the Quad Cities I didn't make it there all that often but always enjoyed it when I did. Jerry was thought highly of by us and always added to the fun times with his ever present smile and light sense of humor. He will be missed by those who knew him and memories of him will always be cherished.

Damon Coady

May 17, 2020

Jerry was my moms boss and he did everything he could for her to further her knowledge in the real estate game and tried to make her day better every chance he could. He supported me playoff football and wrote recommendation letters for me when applying to college. But over all Jerry was a great man who was dedicated to making everyone’s lives around him better.

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