Jerry T. Standerfer, 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 5:25 pm September 16, 2021 at home with his family by his side after a long battle with lung cancer and COPD. He was born September 18, 1937 in Mount Vernon to the late Harold and Molly Caroline (Scrivner) Standerfer. Jerry married Ada (Beal) Standerfer on February 28, 1959 in Shawneetown, Illinois. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage.
In addition to his beloved wife, Jerry is survived by his children, Cynthia Fleri of Bloomington, Illinois, Thomas Standerfer of Mount Vernon, and Roger Standerfer and wife, Joanne of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Jessica Felkner, Sarah Chamness and husband, Kris, and Zachary Standerfer; great-grandchildren, Kadence Chamness, Rhythm Chamness, and Isaiah Cochrane; brother-in-law, Clyde Beal of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother-in-laws, Pete Beal, Clifford Beal, Lawrence Beal, Ron Beal, and Paul Beal; and his parents-in-law, Thel and Blanche Beal.
Jerry started out as a delivery driver for Pepsi and later worked for George German Timber. He was the owner and operator of Jerry’s Welding Service and also worked for National Railway Equipment Company. His greatest joy was the time he shared with his family. Jerry will be greatly missed.
A Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at East Salem Cemetery on Monday, September 20, 2021. A Graveside Service will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Merle Fullerton officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in Jerry’s honor to the COPD Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
Although Jerry did not pass away via Covid, the family requests masks be worn at the service.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.