United Township High School Class Of 1960


Gerald Beert

Funeral services for Gerald D. ``Jerry'' Beert, 63, of Rapids City, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. John's Catholic Church, where he was a member.

Mr. Beert died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jerry was born Aug. 7, 1941, in Moline, son of Albert ``Brick'' and Bertha Wulffaert Beert. He married Linda Lake July 28, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He retired from John Deere Plow Planter in 2001 after 35 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local 434. He loved bowling and sports in general.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Beert, Rapids City; daughters and sons-in-law, Nanett and Darryl Webb, Moline, Jodie and Kenneth Mussleman, Toulon, Melissa and Matthew Bodman, Crofton, Md., Amy Beert, Fort Wayne, Ind.; mother, Bertha Beert, East Moline; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jerald Kopp, Buda, Ill.; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Caroline Smith, Moline, Paul and Amanda Smith, Carrollton, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Carole Beert, Moline, Jim and Jorja Beert, Coal Valley; and his special dog, Lizzy. He was preceded in death by his father and infant daughter, Pamela Lynn.

The family would like to thank Father James DeBisschop and Dr. Zaentz and staff for their help and kindness.

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