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Jerry L. Ekes, 63, of Rochelle, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Serenity House in Oregon, Ill. Family graveside services will be held Saturday, June 26 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ellisville. Cremation rites were arranged by Unger-Horner Funeral Home. He was born Jan. 30, 1947, in Hattiesburg to Lonnie and Leona (Price) Ekes. Jerry married Diane R. Johnsen on March 30, 1977, in Wheaton, Ill. He was a billing manager for Robert W. Hunt in Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lonnie Wayne Ekes; sister, Carolyn Yates; and half-sister, Betty Rogers. Survivors include his wife, Diane of Rochelle; two daughters, Kimberly Ekes of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Kristina Ekes of DeKalb, Ill; two sisters, Glenda (Richard) Robinson of Barrington Hills, Ill., and Minnie (Chris) Elkins of Rowlett, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Serenity House Ogle County Hospice, P.O. Box 462, Oregon, Ill., 61061. To view or sign the family guestbook, visit Arrangements are by Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle, Ill. Ellisville Fueral Home is in charge of memorial services.


Jerry Ekes
January 30, 1947 - March 29, 2010




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