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Gerald “Jerry” Bednarko

d. July 12, 2019

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Bednarko, age 63, of Petersburg, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.

Jerry was born on August 28, 1955 in Springfield, IL the son of Edward and Eileen Nold-Bednarko.

He married Virginia Lynne Wimer – Bednarko on September 17, 1988.

He is survived by his wife, Lynne, two daughters, Jessica and Anna, and brother, Ron.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eileen Bednarko.

He was employed at Sears Service Center, as a service technician for 41 years.

Jerry was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, IL. He enjoyed working on cars and traveling to National Parks.

Visitation for Jerry will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5-8 PM at Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL. Services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10 AM at Mott and Henning Funeral Home.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens, IL.

Pastor Joshua Traxel will be officiating.


  1. Lynn, we are so sorry to hear the passing of Jerry, I will truly miss him, we have known him for a very long time, we had a lot of good times together, sending prayers for you and the girls and Ron

  2. Lynne and girls, so sorry about your loss. I was so saddened when I heard. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ❤️🙏🏼

  3. Lynn, Jessica, Anna and Ron….we cannot express how sorry we are for your loss, We will miss him and want you know that we are here for whatever you need.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Sincere condolences to all the family.

  5. Lynn and family
    I am so sorry. when I saw you last night and saw you with Ron I wondered where Jerry was. I had no idea.
    I am so so sorry. I didn’t know he was ill. he was such a good guy.

  6. So sorry for your loss. My God stand in the gap for in this hour of need.

  7. Lynne,

    We were so sorry to read about JB. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Jerry & Karen Hirstein

  8. Thinking of you, Anna. I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

  9. Lynn and family you have our sympathy at this sad time. Jerry was a wonderful person and touched many lives. May your golden memories bring you comfort. Messersmith-Plopper Family

  10. Lynne

    I feel so sorry for your loss of Jerry. He has been the fun and good friend the way me and Dick knew him. You have my condolences cause I have the same for when Dick passed away 5 months ago. My heart and love be with you

  11. Jerry- what a great friend he was to me during my high-school days at Sears. Always enjoyed when I would run into him at Boars Nest.

    God Bless You All a great guy!

    Sandy Leach-Estill

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