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Gerald J. Temmen, age 81 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.

Jerry was born on September 30, 1937 in Oconee, IL, the son of Gerry H. and Helen (Hoehn) Temmen. He was a United States Army Veteran. Jerry married Janice Adams on August 21, 1971. He was employed by General Cartage and Yellow Frieght as a driver/mechanic for 38 years until retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Janice; two daughters, Linda Norman of TN and Laurie (Greg) Zinkosky of MI; four sons, Gerry (Georgia) Temmen of Ashton, Larry Temmen of FL, David (Cheryl) Adams of Sterling and Brent Adams (Diana) of Sterling; four sisters, Mary Helen (Robert) Crowe of Springfield, IL, Dorothy (Raymond) Schmitz of CA, Audrey Chamberlain of Herrick, IL and Donna Rakers of Ramsey, IL; one brother, Robert (Lydia) Temmen of Flagstaff, AZ; twelve grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; one daughter-in-law; and one great granddaughter.

A gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's.