Jerry D. Weese, 78, of Golden went to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in his home.
Jerry was born on February 6, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri. The son of Richard and Wilma (Coats) Weese. He married Sharon K. (Walker) on August 8, 1958 in St. Joseph Missouri. Sharon survives of Golden.
Jerry began working construction at age 14, trained by his father who was a carpenter. In 1957 he began working for Thomas Construction as an apprentice carpenter. By 1960 he was a carpenter foreman and became job superintendent in 1965. Projects included the University Student Union building in Cedar Falls, IA., the Science Building at Western Illinois University in Macomb. He also was Superintendent on the Quincy Senior High School and Nursing Care Building at the Illinois Veterans Home and an addition to Blessing Hospital all in Quincy . He was field superintendent for Galesburg Construction from 1974-1984, traveling all over the country. He supervised work in Wyoming, Colorado and all over the Chicago area.
In 1984, Jerry founded J&D Weese Construction, building new homes and remodeling many in the tri county area. He retired in 2014 after 30 years in business with his sons, David, Douglas and Darren.
Jerry was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. According to his family he is “King” of the grill.
Surviving are; five children, Dan Weese and his partner Timm Harrison, David (Debbie) Weese, Debbie (Mike) Roberts, Douglas (Lynette) Weese, Darren Weese and his partner Lisa Wiskersen, fifteen grandchildren, Andy(Trisha) Weese, Jeff Weese and his partner Leann Moore, Beth (Reed) Martin, Josh (Sara) Beck, Jeremy (Courtney) Beck, James Beck and his partner Kayla Flesner, Jessi Lohmeyer and her partner Zach Atwater, Ian (Lindsey) Clouier, Ashley ( Joel) Kessler, Josie (Kasey) Monroe, Douglas and Ciarra Weese, Jackson Weese, Brandie Taylor and Kimmie Knudsen.
Also surviving are; twenty seven great grandchildren with two more expected in a few months, many nieces and nephews anad his fishing buddy Joe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Bealord, Amy, Donnie and Raymond, one sister, Margaret Zuptich, and one grandson, Jonathan Beck.
Services will be 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden with Pastor Jerry Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the Golden Memorial Gardens in Golden. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 26, 2019 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice, ALS Foundation or the First Baptist Church in Plymouth. You are invited to share memories of Jerry and leave condolences at www.hunterfuneralhomes.com.