SOUTH WILMINGTON-Gerald A. Horrie, 73, of South Wilmington, IL, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his home.
Born February 24, 1941 in Joliet, IL to James W. and Kathryn A. (nee Savage) Horrie. Jerry retired from Caterpillar Tractor in Pontiac, IL, following 42 years of employment. He enjoyed woodworking, snowmobiling, NASCAR, attending his children's sporting events, and coaching summer baseball. He also enjoyed meeting friends out for dinner. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Donna (nee Lardi), whom he married June 6, 1964 in South Wilmington; two daughters, Christine Windle of Oak Park, IL and Gina (Emily Ruskin) Horrie of Dwight, IL; one son, Jason (Christie) Horrie of Diamond, IL; three grandchildren, Asher John Horrie, Hallie Rae Horrie, and Reed Allen Horrie; one brother, James (Kay) Horrie of Saunemin, IL; two sisters, Lila (Raymond) Dite of Morris, IL and Sandra (David) Lardi of Gardner, IL; four brothers-in-law, Don (Pat) Lardi of Gardner, Dan (Rosalie) Lardi of South Wilmington, Denis (Wanda) Lardi of South Wilmington, and Dale (Joy Blondin) Lardi of South Wilmington.
Funeral services will be from the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, South Wilmington Chapel, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Rev. John Hornicak will officiate.
The visitation will be Monday, May 5, from 4-8 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to GSW Youth Baseball, Masses, or the South Wilmington Fire Department.
For more information and to sign his online guestbook, please log onto www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 2nd & Lemmon, South Wilmington.