Jerry R. Brandenburg Jr. age 69 of Crete, Illinois passed away on July 19, 2021. Loving husband of 45 years to Deborah (nee Erickson). Beloved brother to Brian Brandenburg, Jeff (Donna) Brandenburg, David (Gina) Brandenburg and Lizanne Ippolito. Beautiful son to the late Jerry Sr. and late Charlotte (nee McCoskey) Brandenburg. Beloved godfather to David Johnson, Jennifer Sargeant, and David Wisinski. Dear uncle to many. Jerry enjoyed fishing, golfing, and travel. He was known for his sense of humor and kindness to others. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, especially at church. He will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to brain research at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at www.brain.northwestern.edu/about/giving.html or Immanuel Lutheran Church food pantry at www.Mightycause.com/story/Jerry
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 7, 11:00AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sauk Trail and Cicero, Richton Park, Illinois, followed by graveside interment and a luncheon. Arrangements entrusted to Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.