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Gerald Allen Smith, Sr.
Gerald Allen Smith, Sr., 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 10. He was born June 8, 1932 in Harvey, Ill.
Jerry graduated from Thornton Township High School in 1950, where he was an outstanding football player. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Nov. 22, 1952, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Mudryk and they were married for 67 years.
Jerry worked as a restaurant and bar owner before retiring from the Illinois Department of Transportation. After vacationing to the Boulder Junction area for many years, Jerry and Phyllis retired in Boulder Junction 25 years ago. In his early years Jerry played a variety of instruments in a polka band and during retirement enjoyed music, fishing, and playing cards.
Jerry is survived by his wife Phyllis, three children, Karen Bryk, Jerry Jr., and David; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There is no memorial service at this time. A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.