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Gerald Jerry Benthusen
(09-30-1933 - 06-04-2016)

 Gerald (Jerry)
Benthusen, 82
Gerald Alvin Benthusen, 82, passed away peacefully under the loving care of Abode Hospice Care of Schaumburg, IL.
Jerry was born September 30, 1933 in Elgin, Illinois to the late Alvin and Louise Benthusen. Upon graduation from Elgin High school in 1951, he went into the Navy. After the Navy Jerry was a truck driver for Jewel Tea and then in the early 60’s he pursued his passion to work in the car business including McGrath Buick, Heritage Lincoln Mercury and Vice President of Operations at Jerry Bigger’s Chevrolet until retirement.
He was preceded in death by his father Alvin Benthusen, mother Louise Benthusen and brother Duane (Sonny) Benthusen and first wife Faye (Cecil) Benthusen.
He is survived by his wife Kathy Jacobs Benthusen, sister Carol (Thom) Carpenter of Elgin, daughter Connie (Mark) Farrington of FL, 3 sons, Craig (Jeri) Benthusen of Elgin, Stephen Benthusen of Elgin, David Benthusen (Holli) of FL. 8 grandchildren, Jason and Michael Perry of FL, Jennifer Sorensen of AZ, Melissa Bahr of AZ, Derek Benthusen (Amber Keller) of FL, Allison (Brian Remnes) Benthusen of DeKalb, Carli Benthusen of FL, and Cody Benthusen of Elgin. 6 great grandchildren, Connor and Madison Perry, Jordyn and Hailey Sorensen, Noah Bahr and Dean Benthusen.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Wait, Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 51 Center St., in Elgin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Abode Hospice Care, 1325 Remington Rd, Suite L Schaumburg, IL 60173 or Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, IL or Animal House of Huntley in Huntley, IL. 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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