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Gerald T. "Jerry" Allen


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Gerald T. "Jerry" Allen Obituary
Gerald "Jerry" T. Allen
PEKIN - Gerald "Jerry" Thomas Allen Sr., 75, of Pekin passed away at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at his home.
Jerry was born on February 27, 1942, in Pekin to Edward Lee and Minnie (Arnold) Allen. He married Jacqueline Spencer on July 28, 1961, in Pekin. She passed away on May 2, 2007.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Ronald and Duane Allen.
Surviving are one son, Gerald (Denise) Allen Jr. of Pekin; one daughter, Jami Allen of Pekin; four grandchildren, Linzee Dietrich, Tarah (Jason) Gibbs, Brigette Allen and Jerilynne (Cole) Cunningham; three great-grandchildren, Carter Gibbs and Kaiden and Koen Dietrich; his special cat, Zelda.
Jerry was a driver for Waste Management for over thirty years, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed fishing woodworking and watching baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs.
Jerry's family would like to thank Hospice Compassus, especially Jacqui and Tara, for their compassionate care.
Following Jerry's wishes there will be no services. Cremation will be accorded.
Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to TAPS, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.
To express condolences online, go to www.hendersonfuneralcare.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2018
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