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Jerald Robert Wattles

May 28, 1935 ~ March 19, 2019 (age 83)
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Jerald Robert Wattles, 83, of Gillespie, IL died at Lakeview Memory Care in Carol Stream, IL on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:33 pm. He was born May 28, 1935, in Bible Grove, IL to Wayne Bryan Wattles & Mary M. Wattles. He married Linda Jane (McGee) Wattles on February 15, 1958 in Bible Grove, IL. She preceded him in death on May 6, 2017. He was retired after having been a self-employed business owner. Jerald was a veteran of the US Army. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Masons. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and woodworking. He is survived by his children, Mike (Jenni) Wattles of Saint Charles, MO, Doug (Laura) Wattles of Carol Stream, IL, Steve (Kris) Wattles of Eureka, MO, Debbie (Steve) Hofferkamp of Rochester, IL, grandchildren, Christopher, Anna, Mary Jane, Caroline, Jonathan, Samantha (Cody), Zak, Gabe, Jakob, Eli, Kaitlin, Riley, Morgan, great grandchildren, Kamden and Jaxon. Jerald was preceded in death by his parents and spouse. Friends may call on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at First Christian Church in Gillespie from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Funeral services are Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church, Gillespie, IL with Arthur Roemer officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery, Gillespie, IL. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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