Gerald Mulvain

GERALD 'JERRY' ROBERT MULVAIN, 87 DURAND - Gerald (Jerry) Robert Mulvain, 87, Durand, Illinois died at 1:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in his home, after a short illness. Born November 9, 1925, in Durand, Illinois, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Mae Mulvain. Lived his entire life in Durand, Illinois. Graduated from Durand High School, Class of 1943. He joined the US Marine Corp three months after graduating and was discharged in March of 1946. He married Juanita Damon in Durand, Illinois on March 1, 1947. He was employed as road maintenance for Durand Township and also drove a school bus for Durand School District for a number of years. Worked for Winnebago County Highway Department, where he retired in 1997. Member of the Durand United Methodist Church and sang in the choir and the Durand American Legion Gold Star Post #676. He played softball for the Durand Merchants and Winnebago team. He coached the girl's 4-H team that went down state. He also coached the Cherubs, a girl's softball team. Jerry sang with the Hometown Harmony Quartette. He bowled on several teams. He was an avid Cubs fan. He enjoyed family get-togethers. Jerry was instrumental in the beginning of the American Legion Field in Durand, IL. Survivors include wife, Juanita Mulvain; daughters, Vicki Kocher, Linda (Jim) Wise; grandchildren, Jerry (Bev Gary) Wise, Gina (Mike) Zollar, Tom Kocher; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Justin, Taylor, and Cassidy; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; and son-in-law, Bob Kocher. Funeral ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Durand United Methodist Church, 102 East Main Street, with Pastor Brian Channel officiating. Burial in Durand Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 15. A memorial is being established. To share a memory or send an online condolence, visit

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2013