Minonk- Jerry D. Barth, 71, of Minonk, IL passed away at 10:22
pm on Sunday, September 8, 2012 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center
in Peoria, IL.
Jerry was born on July 29, 1941 in Pontiac, IL a son of Leslie
and Roma Schramm Barth. He married Elaine J. Craig on August 9,
1964 in Toluca, IL. She passed away on September 30, 2009.
Surviving are two sons, Tom (Shelly) Barth of Minonk, IL; Kurt
(Becca) Barth of Washington, IL; two daughters, Kim Barth of
Minonk, IL; Tiffany Barth of Washburn, IL; one sister, Francie
Barth of Minonk, IL; eight grandchildren, Jerrod, Jacob, Ryan,
Drew, Kaleb, Kaden, Brayson, and Kamille Barth; sister-in-law
Virginia (Marion) Modro of Toluca, IL; three brother-in-laws Ray
(Diana) Craig of Varna, IL; Wayne (Peggy) Craig of Washburn, IL;
Gene (Connie) Craig of Toluca, IL; mother-in-law Dorothy Craig of
Minonk, IL' and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law,
Jerry was employed with Luckey Trucking, Co. in Streator and
farmed in the Minonk area. He was a Minonk Fire Protection District
trustee and belonged to the Rob Morris Masonic Lodge and the
He never met a stranger and enjoyed having round table
discussions at Woody's Restaurant. He will be greatly missed by
family and friends who knew him.
He was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ where
funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September
13, 2012. Pastor Ed Sinclair will officiate. Visitation will be
held on Wednesday evening from 4-8 pm at the Ruestman-Harris
Funeral Home in Minonk and one hour prior to the service on
Thursday. Private family inurnment will be held at Minonk Township
Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church
of Christ or Eureka College Athletic Department. Online condolences
may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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