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Jerry L. Katt, 83 of Effingham, IL passed away suddenly in his home on February 6, 2018. There will be no visitation except a closed family service.
Jerry was born on August 20, 1935 in San José, California to Niles and Nola Katt. He married Jerry Mae Thompson on December 22, 1957. Jerry was a veteran for the United States Army. He enjoyed volunteering at the Effingham Senior Center. He was also an avid woodworker and loved building things.
Jerry is survived by his three daughters; Beverly Katt-Heinze of Dubuque, IA, Dyanne Katt-Bickford (Frank) of Monticello, IA, Jeanette Katt of El Paso, TX, and daughter-in-laws Tammy Katt and Denise Katt of Effingham, IL. He has nineteen grandchildren, Justin Tindell (Melissa), David Katt Jr. (Trisha), Michael Katt (Nicole), Heather Tindell (Kenny), Michelle Curran (Jim), Matthew Katt (Kira), Kristina Murphy (Deandre), Christopher Katt, John Heinze (Carolyn), Josh Bickford (Danielle), Charlie Katt (Ashley), Elizabeth Fare, Anna Walker, Stephanie Herring, Kristina Bascom (Jerry), Amber Rose (Scott), Adam Brothers(Bonny), Ashley Brothers (Tim) and Crystal Schoonover (Austin). Jerry has fifty-five great-grandchildren: Vincent, Drake, Sophia, Alex, Olivia, Bastian, Marshall, Jamie, Megan, Jacob, Lilly, Becca, Kaitlyn, Zander, Maverick, Carleigh, Makayla, Andrea, Brianna, Emma, Kylie, Knix, Beckett, Peyton, Josh Jr., Madeline, Lilly, Zoe, Wyatt, Lane, Tayton, Zakiya, Degan, Jaylee, Philip, Jesse, Jeffery, Dj, Dylan, Lexi, Marie, Peyton, Aiden, Destiny, Taylor, Isabella, Zayden, Kiara, Jerimiah, Kimiah, Karissa, Kaleia, Deandre Jr., Tristan, and Koana.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Mae Katt and his son David Katt Sr.
Published on February 11, 2018
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