Gerald MushroOctober 27, 1934 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 83)
Gerald J. Mushro, 83,of Olney and formerly of Streator passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 A.M. Thursday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9-11 A.M. Thursday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Streator. Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.
Born October 27, 1934 in Streator he was the son of Joseph and Lois (Doherty) Mushro. He married Mary Lou Ondrey on October 29, 1955 at St. Stephen’s Church, Streator. She preceded him in death on September 28, 2013.
He is survived by daughters, Lori (David) Gee of Streator, Sandy (Glenn) Scheffler of Winfield, Julie (Joe) Grimes of Sewalls Point, Florida, Mary Johnson of San Antonio, Texas, Janice (Rob) Finerty of Franklin, Wisconsin, Sally (Mike) Radka of Greendale, Wisconsin and a daughter, Kathleen Sue Mushro who is deceased; 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister in laws, Anne Finlan of Streator and Evelyn (Dick) McMillion of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his daughter; a grandson, Derek Brennan and a great granddaughter, Lexie Gee.
Born and raised in Streator he attended local grade schools and Streator High School. He was of the Catholic faith.
He served in the United States Marine Corps for 2 years.
A machinist by trade Jerry worked for various companies including Anthony Company, Thatcher Glass and Motorola prior to founding Mushro Machine and Tool Company with his wife Mary Lou in 1975. They worked side by side growing the machine shop until retirement in 1996. In 1997 Jerry and Mary Lou moved to Olney after building their retirement home on East Fork Lake. He was passionate for fishing, hunting and shooting sporting clay and trap. Winters were spent RVing and staying in Okeechobee, Florida.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com