Jerry L. Yount – 79

Oregon, IL, Jerry Yount, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Friday August 11, 2017 in The Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. Jerry was born June 3, 1938 in Pine Creek Township, IL the son of Paul & Ethel (Rieken) Yount. Jerry attended Pine Creek Country one-room schools and graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1956. He signed up for the Army Reserves during his senior year of high school, and served for six years. Jerry married Beverly A. Sheely from Pine Creek Township in Mt. Morris on June 3, 1959.
Jerry farmed and milked cows from 1957 until 1974 when he started Jerry’s Country Cabinet Shop; where he did remodeling of kitchen and bathrooms, and building of custom cabinets retiring in December of 2011. Jerry attended Pine Creek Independent Church since 1972. He enjoyed taking pictures and making spiritual plaques.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years: Beverly Yount, Oregon, IL; 4 children: Jody Yount, Oregon, IL; Jude (Annette) Yount, Mt. Morris, IL; Jeff (Jackie) Yount, Mt. Morris, IL; and Jill (Allen) Millhouse, Mt. Morris, IL; 8 grandchildren: Rebecca (Rick) Heuerman; Jacob Millhouse; Emily (Shane Harvey) Yount; Austin Yount; Jeffrey Yount; Jordan Yount; 2 step grandchildren: Whitney (Mike Kahly) Near; Tiffany Otten; 2 great grandchildren: Lexi and Lia Heuerman; 4 step great grandchildren: Noah Near; Aaliyah Kahly; Jayden Otten; and Elizabeth Pearce; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; sister: Nancy Schmidt; and great niece: Melanie Wagner.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in the Pine Creek Independent Church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon, IL Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined.

10 thoughts on “Jerry L. Yount – 79”

  1. My condolences to the Yount children . Special memories and great views of your growing years into adulthood. Saw some fantastic cabinetry Mr. Yount put together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jerry, was A very spiritual man and he wanted everyone else to know about the “Lord Jesus Christ” that was around him. He really did let his light shine. I have one of his Plaques and it has a verse on it which reads matthew 5:16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven. And I really do believe Jerry was that light. And let’s talk about his wood shop for one min. back in 1974 when my wife and I first got married we needed a clothes hamper and you guessed it we asked Brother jerry to make it for us and as far as I know it is still in the family today. It was made very well. God Rest Your Soul you got a Promotion! God Bless You Brother Get Your Crown!

  3. Bless all of you, sorry for the loss of Jerry. He was a great member of Pine Creek township. We will miss seeing him getting the mail on his golf cart while driving by. Always a wave when someone honked to say hi. He will be missed.

  4. I’m sorry to hear that you lost your grandpa he was a good man I did know I’m for short time my thoughts and prayers are with you Emily and Austin I love you both

  5. So sorry for your loss Jude, Annette family and extended family. He’s in God’s hands now may he rest peacefully.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the Lord sustain and comfort you. Love, Matt, Miranda, Olivia, and Greyson Motter

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