Gerard A. “Gerry” Walsh, 78, of Dahinda, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021, 4:40 AM at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. Gerry was born on September 4, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of Elizabeth Walsh. Gerry is survived by the love of his life, Susie Chandler, they had twenty-three years together; a daughter, Betty (Tony) Richards of Elwood; five grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Amber, Maranda and Aimee; and three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Peyton and Addison. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth. Gerry was a veteran of the United States Army. He served during the Vietnam War. Gerry also completed four years at Carl Sandburg College, studying everything from literature to automotive. He was a carpenter by trade, but a “Jack of All Trades” in reality. He could fix almost anything. Gerry was a member of The Oaks Community Church. He loved to sing and dance, and take care of the wildlife out at his home. Gerry was a very humble person and had a personality bigger than life. He never knew a stranger. Those who were blessed to know him will miss him and his conversations dearly. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-5 PM on September 11, 2021, at Harley’s Pub, 2243 Grand Ave, Galesburg. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be left to the family at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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