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“So sorry to hear this. I loved the Cater family when I was a kid growing up in Oregon, IL. Melvin was in my class and I remember Jerry, Lynn and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Diane Priller/ Nelson - CA

“thank you for always being a very good neighbor you meant the world to me and i thank god for every day I got to spend with you <3 you were an...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Madison Williams - Ashton, IL

“So sorry to see you go Uncle Jerry. I bet Connie was waiting for you at the gates just to give you the business. Loved you two more than you knew. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin Foster - Ottawa, IL

“I'm going to miss you so much and going outside with you. You loved everyone and they loved you too ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jen Frederick - Amboy, IL

“Jerry was a great guy and he will be missed. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marsha Stuckey - Dixon, IL

“Jerry, I love you and will miss you terribly ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Shelly Last - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss he was a great guy ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Rhonda Simmons - Rock Falls, IL

“So sorry for the loss of a great man......but he is now with the rest of his family in peace and love above. Rest easy now Big Guy.Love, all of us ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dexter, Elisa, DJ, Dee Dee, Selena, Emily Perkins - IL

Jerry A. Cater, age 74, of Ashton, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Jerry was born December 11, 1944 in Princeton the son of Harry and Harriett (Allen) Cater. He was a graduate of Oregon High School and later married Constance "Connie" Perkins on August 5, 1967 in Rochelle and was employed at Del Monte and Silgan Containers both in Rochelle.

He is survived by one sister, Suzanne Foster; one sister-in-law, Peggy Messer; one brother-in-law, Jim Messer; one son-in-law, Brian Bartlett; three granddaughters, Jenna, Kristen and Hallie Bartlett; many nieces and nephews; and his dog, Zoey.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; his daughter, Jeri Lynn Bartlett; and three brothers, Melvin Cater, Sr., Lynn Cater and Keith Cater.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There are no services.