Jerry L. Dempsey


DIXON — Jerry L. Dempsey, 63, of Dixon, died on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1960, in Dixon the son of Robert and Floris (Stomberg) Dempsey. Jerry married Lisa Schafer on Aug. 9, 1986 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon.

He worked at Raynor Garage Doors for 13 years and then owned and operated Dempsey and Sons Construction from 1998 until his retirement. He was an usher at St. Patrick Catholic Church. He loved coaching his son’s Jr. High Basketball team, playing softball, basketball, flag football, and body building in his early years. He was an avid Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Illini fan, never missing a game.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Lisa; children, Cooper (Jessica) Dempsey, of Polo, Logan (Shelbi) Dempsey, of Dixon; two grandchildren, Harper and Miles; two brothers, Bob (Colleen) Dempsey, of Dixon, and Brian (Nancie) Dempsey, of Dixon; and sister, Sue (Dennis) Becker, of Amboy.

Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. A memorial has been established to Alpha One Antitrypsin Foundation.

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