Obituary – Merwyn Gerard

Last Updated on August 1st, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Merwyn R. Gerard

Age: 85

City: Kewanee formerly of Bradford, Illinois

Time of Death: 8:00 a.m.

Date of Death: Sunday, July 31, 2018

Place of Death: at his home in Kewanee.

Visitation: 10- 11 am prior to the service Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Bradford, Illinois.

Services: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 11 am at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Bradford, Illinois.



Military: Bradford American Legion Post #445

Burial: Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, Illinois

Date/ Place of Birth: April 25, 1933 in Bradford, Illinois the son of George and Ethel (Peterson) Gerard.

Marriage: Elizabeth Ann Mills in Bradford, Illinois on November 16, 1955. She survives in Kewanee.

Survivors: 2 sons: Marvin “Butch” (Marsha) Gerard of Bradford, Illinois and Michael Gerard of Tiskilwa, Illinois; one daughter, Dawn (Kevin) Hull of Kewanee, Illinois; 4 grandchildren: Jason, Jacque, Jordan, and Steven; two great-granddaughters, Violet and Scarlett; two brothers: Dean (Kathi) Gerard of LaSalle, Illinois and Gene Gerard of Bradford, Illinois

Preceded in death: His parents, one brother: Donald, and one grandson, Justin Gerard.


Military Service: Staff Sergeant in the Air Force working as a mechanic.

Employment: Air Craft Mechanic for 4 years in the service and and auto mechanic for 45 years.

Memberships/Hobbies: First Baptist Church of Bradford, Illinois.

Memorials: Bradford Rescue Squad

Grant- Johnson Funeral Home, Bradford