Gerald "Jerry" Ekman

June 4, 1941 - January 7, 2016
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Belvidere, IL

 

Gerald “Jerry” Ekman, 74, Of Sharon, WI, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born June 4, 1941 in Hampshire, IL, son of George and Thelma (Bates) Ekman. He graduated from North Boone High School in 1959 after which he worked as a proud dairy farmer. Jerry married Rita Hopperstad March 22, 1964 in Capron IL. Jerry was a member of the Farmers Group, Walworth Country Farm Bureau and Moose Club. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, gambling, listening to polka music and dancing.

 

Jerry is loved and will be missed by his wife, Rita; children, Shelly (Bryan) Loepke, Jim (Julie) Ekman; grandchildren, Cody Loepke, Stephany Loepke, Dakota Ekman, Makena Ekman; sisters, Gloria Ekman, Gwen Wylie. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George K. Ekman and Gilbert Ekman.

 

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Carl Sirotzki officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until time of service. Burial in Highland Gardens of Memories. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until time of service.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Carl Sirotzki officiating.


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Highland Garden of Memories

Address:

9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Highland Gardens of Memories.


Memorial Information

Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.


 

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Born: June 4, 1941
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Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Allan Johnson posted on 1/8/16

Rita and family, so sorry for your loss.

 

Karen Oldenburg posted on 1/8/16

Rita so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Hang in there .Memories are what get you through this.

 

Ellen Kaye Nordvig posted on 1/9/16

My sincere sympathy to the Ekman family. I remember Jerry well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Pat Torrisi posted on 1/9/16

Rita and Family I was deeply saddened by the news of Jerry's passing. The great memories you have will last forever.My heart felt condolences to you and your family

 

John & Mary Jane Waters posted on 1/10/16

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Terri Benedict posted on 1/11/16

So sorry Rita,. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

 

Ken Meyer posted on 1/12/16

Sorry for your loss sending condolences to the James and Rita

 

Duane, Ranee and Caitlyn Anderson posted on 1/13/16

Rita and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Prayers.

 

Joe & Roxanne Hopperstad posted on 1/15/16

Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

 

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