Jerry L. Baum
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Jerry L. Baum
  • February 1, 1937 - November 25, 2017
  • Belleville, Illinois

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Gerald "Jerry" Baum, age 80, of Belleville, passed away peacefully on Nov. 25,2017. He is the husband of Marcia Baum, nee Nithman, who survives. Jerry is also survived by his children, Peggy Murray, Kenny (Judy) Baum, and Kevin (Beverly) Baum; grandchildren, Tom (Mandi) Graham, Jacob, Amber and Kyle Baum; a great-grandchild Mason Graham; a brother Urban (Mary Lou) Baum, a brother-in-law Charles (Bernice) Nithman and sisters Lee Rose Cooper and Judy Winter. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Urban and Margaret Baum, in-laws Ronald and Ruth Nithman, and a sister-in-law Susan Nithman. Special thanks to the wonderful people at Marka Nursing Home who took care of Jerry this year, and to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Jerry Was a life-long member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Belleville.
A funeral service will be held at 12 pm, Thursday, Nov. 30, Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home 3412 Frank Scott Parkway. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory. Visitation is at the funeral home Thursday from 10 am until the time of service. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Paul UCC, Belleville, Parkinson's Research Association or the organization of the donor's choice.