Gerald C. Douglas, 75, of Colona, died Sunday, June 22, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at Schroder Mortuary, Colona. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.
He was born on May 2, 1938, in Geneseo, the son of Elbert and Cassie Goembel Douglas. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1956 and enlisted in the Army Reserve, serving 11 years. Jerry worked for the Rock Island Lines for 10 years. He retired from John Deere Plow Planter in 1992 after 25 years.
Jerry married Marie Stottler on June 1, 1958, just celebrating 55 years of wedded bliss.
Survivors include sons, Aaron (Shirley) of Colona, Carl (Collette) of Geneseo, and Harold (Tara) of Agawam, Mass.; daughters, Teresa Thomas of Colona and Lanette (Dave) VanDerHeyden of Rock Island; four granddaughters; three great grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Bell of Geneseo, Pearl Young of Geneseo and Darlene Frye of East Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.