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Gerald R. "Jerry" Andersen

Gerald "Jerry" R. Andersen of Elgin, formerly of Bartlett for 35 years, beloved husband of 54 years of Marylou, nee Cook; loving father of Geri (Don) Hosler and Scott; cherished grandfather of Phillip (Marta), Patrick (Jessica) and Daniel (Loren) Hosler; proud great-grandfather of Caili, Aidan, Amelie, James, Michael and Ethan; many loving friends, especially Will, Erika and Tim. Thanks to VITAS Hospice and Dr. Anderson for their compassion and support, especially Bill W. for 29 years. A WWII Army Veteran, Jerry was captured in Italy and spent 15 months in a German POW camp. Celebration of Jerry's life will begin Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home, 950 South Bartlett Rd. (at Stearns Rd.), Bartlett. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Please omit flowers. (630) 289-7575 or www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com.

Published in Chicago Tribune on July 20, 2011
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