Jerry R. Brandenburg

1952-04-05 - 2021-07-19

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)


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Info: 708-672-7600

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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 or Immanuel Lutheran Church food pantry at

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. 


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  1. Lorraine Mulligan on July 21, 2021 at 9:10 pm
    Dear Debbie,

    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband. I will not be able to attend the service as we will be out of town, but please know I will remember you and your husband in my prayers.

  2. Alice Murphy on July 22, 2021 at 12:17 pm
    Dear Debbie, please accept my condolences. Hoping that the memories and stories of Jerry will provide comfort. Please take care of yourself. I wish not be able to attend Jerry’s services.

  3. Cathy McClain on July 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm
    Deb my condolences and prayers to you. I know first hand what Jerry was going through and hope knowing that his mind is finally at rest comforts you. My prayers and love to you. Wish we could be there with you.

  4. Cathy Colclasure on July 22, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Debbie my heart breaks for your sudden loss….it is hard.
    You are strong and the love you shared together all these years, will flood you..and fill you… with unimaginable courage very day. As you always did for him, look forward, continue to be the rock he counted on. Move in the light he provides for you from above…you are loved by many and will always have hand to reach for when you need it…I will see you at the service…

  5. Mona Allen on July 22, 2021 at 7:42 pm
    Dear Debbie, I am a friend of your sister, Donna. Donna has been keeping her friends up-to -date on Jerry’s health. I can tell by her conversations about him that she had such a high regard for him. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. May he finally Rest In Peace. God Bless you & your family.

  6. Anne Coffman on July 22, 2021 at 9:22 pm
    I was so sorry to hear this, Debbie. I will be praying for you during this difficult time.

  7. Kurt E Schlaich on July 23, 2021 at 11:12 am
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Jerry. We had many great memories from our days at HHS and EIU. I will always remember those crazy things we did together, but the biggest memory I will hold is the great receiver he was for me and the Tigers at HHS in football our Senior year. God’s comfort and peace to you and Jerry’s family.

  8. Cindy goesel on July 23, 2021 at 11:53 am
    Remembering Jerry as a great guy and neighbor !
    Our prayers are with you and yours 🙏

  9. Tom & Judy Wisniewski on July 23, 2021 at 4:32 pm
    Our sincere condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Darlene Bulthuis on July 24, 2021 at 7:26 am
    Debbie…I am so sorry to hear this. My sincere sympathy to you in your loss.

  11. Kalyn DeVinna on August 7, 2021 at 10:25 am
    I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Jerry. I could see the love and between you two and I must say it was a true privilege to witness a love so beautiful and pure. This is a rare gem one can only hope to find in a lifetime. I keep you both in my thoughts and prayers always. All my love.

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