Jerry Neitz

JERRY 'JAKE' M. NIETZ SR., 72 MACHESNEY PARK - Jerry "Jake" M. Nietz Sr., 72, of Machesney Park passed away peacefully, Friday, July 25, 2014 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born August 9, 1941, in Rockford, to William and Grace (Carner) Nietz. Jerry married the love of his life, Ida Mae Beck on May 8, 1961, in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked for W.G. Wheeler CO. & Mac Cedar for 30 faithful years, and most recently for Bourn and Koch. Jerry thoroughly enjoyed helping with the Festival of Lights, but he was happiest when spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife; sons, Jerry M. Nietz Jr., and Douglas (Evelyn) Nietz; daughter, Victoria (Bryan) Holder; grandchildren, Christopher and Bradley Nietz, Jessica Holder, Chance and Cheyenne Nietz; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Corbin, Camrin, Christopher, and Benjamin; brothers, William and Donald Nietz; sisters, Frances and Grace. Predeceased by his parents; and uncle, George Beck. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the funeral home. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be submitted at


Funeral Home

Sunset Funeral Home
8800 North Alpine Road Machesney Park, IL 61115
(815) 633-0211

Published in Rockford Register Star from July 29 to July 30, 2014