Jerry Dean Schildknecht (1954-2016)

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January 26, 1954 – March 23, 2016 

Jerry Dean Schildknecht, age 62, of Belleville, Ill., born January 26, 1954 in Belleville, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Jerry grew up in O’Fallon and graduated from O’Fallon Township High School in 1972. He owned and operated two businesses: Home Flooring, which he sold to Eagle Flooring, and Schildknecht Centerfield on East A Street in Belleville.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Doris, nee Keck, Schildknecht.

Surviving are his brother Roger (Ruby) Schildknecht of Freeburg, Ill., his sisters Margie (Bob) Sommer of Fairview Heights, Ill., June (Louis) Garris of O’Fallon, and Sandy Schildknecht of Pace, Fla. Also surviving are six nieces and nephews Rebecca (James) Clowers, Angela (Tony) Gilbreth, Steve (Brandy) Sommer and Nathan, Natalee, and Joshua Rujawitz.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Cardinal Glennon Foundation or to the charity of choice.

Visitation: 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O’Fallon.

Funeral: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the funeral home, with Chaplain Doug Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.