Gerald Joseph Hemrich, age 76
Of Newton, IL passed away at 7:40 PM –Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM – Monday, March 11, 2013 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt Calvary Cemetery in Newton, IL. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM – Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the church and 1 hour before the mass. Arrangements are under the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.
Gerald was born on January 10, 1937 in rural Newton, IL the son of Eugene and Theresa (Suess) Hemrich. He married Rosella Dhom on May 9, 1959 at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL. Gerald was a life long farmer and resident of Jasper County. He worked at Rex Vault in Newton for many years. Gerald was a member of St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Newton. Gerald is survived by: Wife of 53 years – Rosella Hemrich of Newton, IL Children – Connie (Dennis) Griffith of Ozark, MO, Phyllis (Fred) Neu of Effingham, IL, Roger (Sherrie) Hemrich of Ste. Marie, IL, Bill (Amy) Hemrich of Sullivan, IL, Randy (Linda) Hemrich of Newton, IL, Brad Hemrich of Grantsville, GA, Nick (Sarah) Hemrich of Newton, IL, Teresa (Bruce) Ochs of Newton, IL and Tracy (Scott) Blackwell of Effingham, IL. Sister Joanne (Don) Ginder of Noblesville, IN. Brother Gene Hemrich of Sarasota, FL. 2 Sister-in-laws Delores Hemrich of Olney, IL and Matilda Hemrich of Newton, IL. 24 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brother Jim and Delbert Hemrich.