Gerald “Jerry” M. Henderson, age 92, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away at 9:22 P.M. on November 19, 2017 at OSF Saint Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. He was born on December 25, 1924 to Charles W. and Myrtle E. (Lindbeck) Henderson in Nekoma, Illinois. He attended and graduated from Woodhull High School in 1943. He married Juanita “Pearl” Seiler on February 25, 1947 in Woodhull, Illinois. Surviving is his wife Juanita “Pearl” Henderson of Galesburg, Illinois; two children, Suzie (Paul) Rothenberg of Springfield, Illinois, Dorie (Richard) Johnson of Gilson, Illinois; one granddaughter, Morgan Johnson of Normal, Illinois; three step-grandchildren, Jerry Rothenberg of Springfield, Illinois, Jennifer Rothenberg of Springfield, Illinois, Joshua Johnson of Shanghai, China; one step-great-grandson, Marcus Rothenberg of Springfield, Illinois; a sister, Mary Wade of Galesburg, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Eva Seiler of Galesburg, Illinois; two nephews, David and Bruce Seiler; and special neighbors, Paul and Tina Martindale. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Ginger; and one brother, Peter Henderson. They moved to Galesburg in 1957. He worked as a farmer in Oneida, Illinois, and would also work at Puckett Buick in Galesburg, Illinois, the former OMC Gale Products, Blick Art Materials, as a packer, and finally for Pioneer in Woodhull, Illinois. Gerald was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Illinois, and was also a member of the Alpha Mason Lodge 155 A.F. & A.M. His hobbies included playing cards, fishing, puzzles, crosswords, and wordsearches. He was also an active member of the OAKS Senior Center of Galesburg, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois. Masonic Services will be held at 6:30 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois, Rev. Michael Crummer officiating. Interment will be at the Oneida Cemetery in Oneida, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the OAKS Senior Center, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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