Gerald Pellens

73-year old Gerald “Jerry” Pellens of Utica died January 21 in OSF Healthcare in Peoria.

Visitation will be 4 – 6pm Wednesday and a service in Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle. Pastor Cameron Graper of Ax Church officiating. A flag-folding ceremony will conclude the service. If you're attending, please wear a mask.

Gerald “Jerry” Pellens is survived by children from his first wife; Beth and husband, Andrew Beyer, Sarah and husband, Seng (Sehng) Saepharn (sap ryn), Katie and husband, Robert Wilson; a son, Luke and wife, Kerri. He is also survived by his current wife, Deborah and her children, Brent Duffell, Steven and wife, Tasha Delaney and a step-daughter, Jacci (Jack ee); a brother, Stan; grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pellens was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Hilda Pellens and a sister, Nedra Reik.

Gerald was born in January 1948. He served in the Army and achieved the rank of Private First Class.

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