Gerald “Jerry” A. Strickland, age 56 of Elmhurst,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 24th, 2013

Gerald “Jerry” A. Strickland, age 56 of Elmhurst, formerly of Glen Ellyn and Lombard, died peacefully with his family at his side at Elmhurst Hospital on Friday, February 22. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 9th at 1:30 p.m. at Wheaton Evangelical Church, 520 East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton. Interment will be private at Elm Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Strickland is survived by: his wife, Wendy, nee Ostberg; his daughter, Alison of Villa Park; his sons, Jake of Elmhurst and Mike of Elmhurst; his brother, Steve (Kathy) of Lisle; eight nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard M. and Madeline, nee Klobuchar; his brother, Raymond; and his sister, Mary Ann Smith.

Jerry grew up in Lombard and attended Pleasant Lane School, Lombard Jr. High School, and graduated from Glenbard East H.S. in 1974. He lived in Glen Ellyn 20 years before moving to Elmhurst 2 years ago. He was a member of a Laborer’s Union. He loved cars and the Beatles, and was an avid guitar player.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard, IL. For info (888) 629-0094


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Dave Ott says:

    I will always remember jammin with you and Jeff, it was the best of times. My best to all those you leave behind. Peace, bro…

  2. Jeff Hollopeter says:

    Thanks for commenting Dave. I will miss Jerry and will always remember jamming and talking music. Rest in Peace Jerry.

  3. Dave Hollopter says:

    We were life long freinds & he will be greatly missed

  4. Mary VanLeuven says:

    I am sad to say goodbye to my first love and good friend. May you rest in peace. At this point in our lives, we were only supposed to be worried about loss of hearing, not cancer. I will miss you dearly but am glad your suffering is over. Love and hugs.

  5. Mary VanLeuven says:

    Goodbye old friend. Rest in peace. I’ll miss you.

  6. mary cheney says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Jerry’s

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