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Mr. Jerry Lee Mescher
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    Joliet, IL 60431

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Lockport, IL 60441
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“Dorothy, our deepest sympathies to you & your family in loosing Jerry. I shall always remember you as Newlyweds & moving to the Neighborhood. I miss...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Pat McNelis Schader - Lockport, IL

“Uncle Jerry was truly one of a kind. I have such happy and special memories. He had an amazing ability to tell a story. I especially enjoyed the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Nerad - Oswego, IL - Niece

“I cut Jerry's hair for 15 years, he was a gentle kind man.God Bless... ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Darlene Watson - surprise, AZ

“Dorothy, you and Jerry were such good friends to Ed & I when we came back to Lockport. We really had some good times. Jerry was such a loving and...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Jerry was a wonderful family man & friend. Prayers for his family. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Dawn & Don Coomer - Columbia, KY

“Jerry was a wonderfully special person,caring and always giving life his best in whatever job he performed. All who are fortunate enough to know...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: MarieLouise Weber - Lockport, IL

“I'LL MISS THE KINDNESS HE HAD FOR HE WILL DEEPLY BE MISSED BY OUR ENTIRE FAMILY. GOD WATCH OVER HIM & HIS FAMILY. OUR PRAYERS ARE ALWAYS WITH THEM....Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My memories of Uncle Jerry are vivid and special. A gentle giant of a man to me when I was a child. His soft southern drawl and humor were not lost...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mary - Westmont, IL - niece

“I just wanted to share with you a few thoughts.When Jerry was very sick I was visiting him at the hospital I saw him sitting in the chair looking...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Bryan Sheldon - Lockport, IL

“Such a good man! I will always remember his love for gardening, working in the yard, and his family! My brother remembers him as an avid sox fan...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jill Adduci - Saint Charles, IL

“To the family,I am so sorry for your loss.He is such a wonderful human being. As gentle as a butterfly and have such a kind heart. You will be...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Kristen - Plainfield, IL

“What a sweet, gentle man! I have memories of parties and family gatherings, plays and gymnastics, watching him quietly watch his family. Little...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Childers - Canal Fulton, OH

“I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Mescher's death. I visited my aunt and uncle Helen and Joe Laurin for many summers as a child. The Mescher's lived next...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Junne (Robison) Ulbrich - IL

“I have only wonderful memories of my UncleJ Jerry - his kindness and gentleness, his love for his family. I never saw him anger or heard him say an...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Mescher Micheau - SC

“What a lovely sweet man! He will be missed. My family sends their sympathy to you all. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy - Joliet, IL - Friend


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Jerry Lee Mescher

Age 81, lifelong resident of Lockport passed away peacefully on Monday, July 6, 2015, surrounded by his family who adored him. Beloved husband of Dorothy nee Sliwinski; loving father of Lynn Arwood, Susan (Bryan) Sheldon, and Kerry Mescher; cherished grandfather of Julia (Jeffrey) Sheldon, Katelyn Arwood, Michael Sheldon, and Matthew Sheldon; dear brother of Jack (Becky) Mescher; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence H. and Talitha J. Mescher and siblings William (late Shirley) Mescher, Gene (Nancy) Mescher, and Frances (Harold) Young. Jerry was a Korean War Army Veteran and member of St. Mary Nativity Church in Joliet. He loved his backyard garden that he filled with birds and flowers. Jerry was employed at Texaco, Ceco Steel Company in Lemont, LaGrange Memorial Hospital, and most recently delivered for Corwin Pharmacy. Jerry was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport, IL 60441 on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 2-7 PM. Funeral service Monday, July 13, 2015 with chapel prayers at 9:30 AM to St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet, IL 60435 for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Alzheimer's Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60601 or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 would be appreciated.