Jerry McArthur, 71 of Urbana peacefully passed away October 12, 2019 surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.
Jerry was born August 26, 1948 in Mahomen, Minnesota to Louise Thomas McArthur and Robert K. McArthur. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise, father, Robert and sister, Jeanne Nicholas. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susie Sleeter McArthur, Children, Joel (Bonnie) McArthur, Stacey (Craig) Goad and Jason McArthur. Nine grandchildren, Alex Corry, Lyndsay McArthur, Lauryn McArthur, Abigail Goad, Emily Goad, Jacob McArthur, Samuel McArthur, Samara McArthur and Samson McArthur. Brother Terry (Judy) Thomas and sister Janie (Chuck) Stanley. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charlie and Beth Reinhart and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry graduated from Urbana High School in 1966. He attended Parkland College and started working in the Housing Department at the University of Illinois. He retired as a foreman for Housing Food Stores.
He married Susie Sleeter on November 29, 1969 and raised their family in rural Urbana. Jerry was an avid baseball and Illini fan. His favorite team was the Cincinnati Reds. Jerry was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Urbana and the Knights of Columbus. He spent the last 25 years running the Sunday Coffee Shop for the church. Jerry’s greatest joy in life was following his nine grandchildren and their activities.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 16 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 708 W. Main St., Urbana from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be at the church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview. Rev. Father Anthony Co will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com
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