Jerry A. Cater

  • Born: December 11, 1944
  • Died: September 18, 2019
  • Location: Ashton, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Jerry A. Cater, age 74, of Ashton, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Jerry was born December 11, 1944 in Princeton the son of Harry and Harriett (Allen) Cater. He was a graduate of Oregon High School and later married Constance "Connie" Perkins on August 5, 1967 in Rochelle and was employed at Del Monte and Silgan Containers both in Rochelle.

He is survived by one sister, Suzanne Foster; one sister-in-law, Peggy Messer; one brother-in-law, Jim Messer; one son-in-law, Brian Bartlett; three granddaughters, Jenna, Kristen and Hallie Bartlett; many nieces and nephews; and his dog, Zoey.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; his daughter, Jeri Lynn Bartlett; and three brothers, Melvin Cater, Sr., Lynn Cater and Keith Cater.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There are no services.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear this. I loved the Cater family when I was a kid growing up in Oregon, IL. Melvin was in my class and I remember Jerry, Lynn and Keith. Harriet took care of my baby brother when my mom taught Mrs. Englebrect's first grade when she got ill.My condolences to the family.

Posted by Diane Priller/ Nelson - Fountain Valley, CA - Acquaintance   September 25, 2019

thank you for always being a very good neighbor you meant the world to me and i thank god for every day I got to spend with you <3 doing and games board always you playing were we your are jeri wife that with an daughter for : much okay love i cards thanks neighbor amazing so miss connie hope me>

Posted by Madison Williams - Ashton, IL - Family Friend   September 23, 2019

So sorry to see you go Uncle Jerry. I bet Connie was waiting for you at the gates just to give you the business. Loved you two more than you knew.

Posted by Kevin Foster - Ottawa, IL - Family   September 21, 2019

I'm going to miss you so much and going outside with you. You loved everyone and they loved you too

Posted by Jen Frederick - Amboy, IL - Friend   September 19, 2019

Jerry was a great guy and he will be missed.

Posted by Marsha Stuckey - Dixon, IL - Friend   September 19, 2019

Jerry, I love you and will miss you terribly

Posted by Shelly Last - Friend   September 19, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss he was a great guy

Posted by Rhonda Simmons - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   September 19, 2019

So sorry for the loss of a great man......but he is now with the rest of his family in peace and love above. Rest easy now Big Guy.

Love, all of us

Posted by Dexter, Elisa, DJ, Dee Dee, Selena, Emily Perkins - Mount Morris, IL - Family   September 19, 2019