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Jerome L. Wittenauer

December 16, 1958 — May 11, 2024

Waterloo

Jerome L. "Jerry" Wittenauer, 65, of Waterloo, IL, died May 11, 2024, in St. Louis, MO. He was born December 16, 1958, in Red Bud, IL.

Jerry was born on December 16, 1958 in Hecker to Eugene and Marlene Wittenauer. He was a 1977 graduate of Gibault Catholic High School and married Kris Diehl on August 1, 1981. Jerry and Kris owned Diehl Florist in Waterloo, IL from 1989-2012 and had two children, Jake and Jessica. 

Jerry loved his family and spending time on his parent’s farm in Hecker. He loved soccer, astronomy, making bottle rockets, watching cartoons, and gardening. Jerry was a basketball and soccer coach for 3 years at Gibault, while teaching religion and business classes. Jerry was a goalie on a Men’s soccer league and enjoyed coaching both his children’s teams. He ran an egg route for several years in surrounding areas of East St. Louis. Jerry owned and operated a floral shop and greenhouse center for 23 years with his wife, Kris. He worked at Culligan Water Company as a sales consultant and specialist for 10 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed grilling outdoors and spending time with his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife Kris; children Jake (Maggie Musso) Wittenauer and Jessica (Chase) Groshong; sisters and brothers Jacki (Mike) Fisher, Judy (Chris) Haberl, Jeanne Steinbrenner, Janet (Terry) Mullarkey, and Jeff (Stacy) Wittenauer, and numerous nieces and nephews.

As an expression of sympathy, the family requests that you send flowers to someone that you love this week. Please email a picture of your gift to: wittenauerjerry1@gmail.com
The family suggests memorial contributions to LeRoy Diehl Scholarship Fund at Gibault High School or Life Church X Building Fund.

Memorial Visitation:
4 PM to 8 PM Friday, May 17, 2024 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until time of service Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home

Celebration of Life:
9 AM Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Matt Heck officiating
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