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.