Gerald "Jerry" Kagels

September 27, 1938 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 83)


Gerald “Jerry” Kagels, 83, of Westville, IL passed away at 4:21 am on June 16, 2022 at his home in Westville.

Jerry was born on September 27, 1938 the son of Lawrence and Mamie (Christensen) Kagels in Danville, IL. He married Ann Darlene Landers on June 7, 1957 in Catlin, IL and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2021.

Survivors include his daughters, Eva (Bill) Athey, Lynda Thompson, Teresa (John) Bales, Jerri Kay (Jeff) Huber, Gail Ricketts, Judi (Dale) Miles; grandchildren, Kyle Bartlow, Megan (Amber) Hillard,  Mike Thompson II, Justin (Kari) Thompson, Amanda (Dustin) Cockrell, Michelle Bales, Dusty (Billie) Huber, Heather Huber, Tori (Wayne) Gaide, Jerry (Jessica) Ricketts, Jessica Ricketts, Trevor, Dakota, Madison, and Taylor Miles; great-grandchildren, Kaydence and Trey Bartlow, Anna, Jenna and Ethan Thompson, Alex, Hailee, Wyatt and Carter Thompson, Olivia Cockrell, Salvador and Evie Huber, Von Gaide, Barrett and Bristol Ricketts and Payton Welch-Williams; as well as one sister, Irene Spicer.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ann, four brothers, Larry, Donnie, Bob and Clifford Kagels and son-in-law, Mike Thompson.

Jerry was a retired salesman and enjoyed spending his free time fishing, camping; especially with the Fargo Weekenders Camping Club, square dancing in his younger years and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Westville, Illinois 414 S State St. Westville, Illinois 61883. Pastor Kevin Cox will officiate. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the funeral home in Westville. 

Memorial donations may be made in Jerry’s name to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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