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Gerk, John P.
John P. Gerk, age 54 of Galesburg, Illinois, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 5:45 PM at his residence in Galesburg, Illinois.

He was born on May 10, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Edward Charles and Sandra Douglas Gerk. He attended Knoxville High School. He lived with his companion of 17 years, Laurie Vancil in Galesburg, Illinois.

Surviving are two sons: Christopher Vancil of Galesburg, Illinois and Joseph Boughton of Galesburg, Illinois. His mother, Sandra Carlstedt of Wilcox, Arizona. A special little boy, Izaha Hengl of Galesburg, Illinois. Two sisters: Carol Hyde of Georgia and Susan Velasco of Texas One brother, Steven Gerk of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother.

He worked in landscaping and for Gerk Construction for over 20 years in the Galesburg, Illinois. He enjoyed playing and listening to music and loved to fish.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois, with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 PM. the Rev. Bruce Haggie officiating. Memorials may be made to the Family. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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