Gerald L. Sheese, age 92, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home on Sunday December 12, 2021 at 10:40 pm. Gerald was born on May 23, 1929 in Joy, Illinois and is the son of Lloyd and Lucille Roberson Sheese. He was raised in Little York where he attended local schools Little York High School. Gerald married Wilma J. Miller on June 26, 1949 in Monmouth, Illinois and she preceded him in death on August 16, 2017. Gerald farmed for many years with Howard Hanna in Gerlaw, Illinois. He also was employed at the Maple City Dairy of Monmouth and later was partners with Frank Kellogg at Kellogg and Sheese Automotive Repair for many years. Lastly he worked for Swiss Valley Farms sixteen years until his retirement in 1992. Gerald is survived by his sons, Dean Sheese and Dianne of Chesterfield, Missouri and Kevin Sheese and Pam of San Antonio, Texas. There are two grandchildren and three great grandchildren surviving. Also his sister in law, Donna Sheese of Monmouth survives and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in his death by his parents, his wife, and his brother.
Cremation is being accorded. A memorial service is planned by his family at a later date. A memorial fund is being established for Monmouth Nursing Home. Please leave a remembrance or send a memorial donation to the funeral home, to be forwarded to his family.
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