Jerry Joe Breeze, age 76, of Janesville died on Friday, December 1, 2017 at his home. He was born in Freeport, IL on August 18, 1941, the son of the late William and Dorothy (Sieberhagen) Breeze. Jerry attended Freeport High School. On July 8, 1961, in Minot, ND, he married Linda J. Mann of Freeport, IL. Jerry worked as a driver for Lycon, Inc. in Janesville for over 33 years, retiring in 2001. Jerry enjoyed playing cards, boating, and spending time with his family. Jerry was a very meticulous gentleman, who took great pride in keeping his truck and his yard in immaculate condition.
He is survived by his wife Linda; three children: Larry (Ann) Breeze, and twins: Tina Breeze Wahlers and Tony (Edith Schenkat) Breeze, all of Janesville; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his sister: Betty Moss; and his brothers: Harold Breeze and Gary Breeze, Jerry’s twin brother.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Whitcomb – Lynch Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Zillman, officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Wednesday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Following the funeral on Wednesday a luncheon will be served in the community room at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL.