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Gerald "Jerry" Monkemeyer
(07-10-1940 - 02-07-2018)

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Gerald “Jerry” R. Monkemeyer, 77, of Elgin, passed away on Wednesday February 7, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born on July 10, 1940 in Sandwich, IL the son of Fred and Selma (Behrens) Monkemeyer. Jerry was a successful production manager for many years prior to retirement. Jerry was a farmer at heart, and had a passion for red & white dairy cows. After retirement, he spent much of his time helping on the farm. He volunteered with 4-H, and participated at the Kane County Fair, serving as the Superintendent and Fair Board President. Jerry was a Cub Scouts and Indian Guides Leader, and enjoyed coaching his sons in basketball. His faith and family were most important to him. He will be deeply missed. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and served as an Elder
Survivors include his wife: Joy Monkemeyer, whom he married on June 15, 1963; two sons: Jon (Carrie) and Jim (Sandy) Monkemeyer; his four grandchildren: Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Chase and Bradley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, along with brothers: Ernie (Renee) and Paul Monkemeyer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday February 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 195 Nesler Rd., Elgin 60124, with Pastor Steve Maske and Rev. Martin Balzer officiating. Burial will be private at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, IL. Visitation will be on Sunday, from 5-7 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Monday morning at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Memorials may be made to the church. Laird Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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