Obituaries

Gerald "Jerry" L. Knox

September 24, 1933 - September 3, 2018

Gerald

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

Gerald “Jerry” L. Knox, 84, of Belvidere, IL, went to be with the Lord, Monday, September 3, 2018. Born September 24, 1933 in Belvidere, IL the son of Ralph and Lillian (Schwedersky) Knox. Jerry was a graduate of Belvidere High School and served with the United States Army as a tank commander during the Korean conflict. He married the love of his life, Velma Butler, on November 9, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, IL. Jerry was a railroad switchman, working and retiring after 25 years from Chicago Northwestern. After retirement, Jerry worked for the Boone County Sheriff’s Department as a bailiff for an additional 10 years. Fishing, gardening, and woodworking were just a few of his hobbies. He was a devoted member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, IL and was also a member of the American Legion.

Jerry is loved and missed by his wife, Velma; children, Kevin Knox, Brenda Douglas; son-in-law Greg Anderson; daughter-in-law, Renee Knox; sister-in-laws Lois, Donna, and Carol Knox; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Knox; daughter, Diana Anderson; brothers, Ralph, David, and Phillip Knox; son-in-law Robert Douglas; and grandparents.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Roger Pollock officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. Burial will be in Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a charity to be named later. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Thursday, September 6, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.

Friday, September 7, 2018
11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere, IL with Rev. Roger Pollock officiating.

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial will be in Highland Garden of Memories.

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Thinking of you, Velma! Our sympathies to you and the family!

Gary & Betty Blatchford 2018-09-07T23:21:02

Velma, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Rebecca Wigget 2018-09-07T09:02:22

“May God’s love and peace be set upon the families of Jerry’s. I had always looked for fair time, as I would see Velma & Jerry there , as well as Church.
Many family memories to share and remember this great man.. Sorry I can’t make it there Velma. But you know the love and prayers are for all of you.#

Bert Thornton 2018-09-07T00:23:08

Velma, Brenda and family Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. May Gerald be resting in the arms of the Lord. May it bring comfort that he is at peace.

Linda Bouback 2018-09-06T16:11:56

Sorry for loss.

Rodney Coil 2018-09-05T13:58:30

So very sorry for your loss Renee and family. May you find comfort and peace in the Lord. Lorri (Bohlman) Taylor

Lorri A Taylor 2018-09-05T11:57:38

Jerry has been a part of our family for as long as I remember. He will be missed greatly. Our hearts, prayers and love goes out to Velma, Brenda, Kevin and all the rest. RIP Jerry

Denny & Connie Norris 2018-09-05T11:46:54

You will be missed, sending thoughts and prayers!

Jodi Boardman 2018-09-05T11:31:58

Dear Velma, I’m so completely sorry for you and your families loss. Jerry was an exceptional man. He was an awesome grand father, Dad, and husband. Sending my condolences to you and your family.

Karen Dwars 2018-09-05T10:20:23

Dearest Velma, I am so very sorry for your and your families loss, Jerry was a wonderful man and we will miss him. I pray that our Lord will give you and yours some peace in this time of grief. With prayers and much love, Bonnie

Bonnie Butler 2018-09-04T23:44:26

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