Age 87 of Joliet, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Lightways Hospice Home. He was born in Joliet, the son of the late James Seeley and Mary (Rittof) (Walter) Seeley-Derlinga. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Jerry was formerly employed as a barber with his brothers-in-law at Chet’s Hair Studio and he retired from Caterpillar Inc. He was a member of the Joliet Rivals Club and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, where he served as an usher.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife and forever dance partner of 64 years, Florence (Rutkowski) Seeley of Joliet; three children, Jerry “Mr. Hockey” Seeley of Wilmington, Catherine (Ron) Molo of Shorewood and Jody (Philip) Luzbetak of Joliet; seven grandchildren, Ryan (Beth) Seeley, Kevin Seeley, Nick (fiancé Adrianna) Molo, Matt Molo, Emily Molo, Sofia (Kyle) Luzbetak-Hurley and Grace Luzbetak; two sisters, Geraldine (late Donald) Thayer and Sr. Mary Frances Seeley, OSF; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, James and George Seeley; and his sister, Patricia (Joseph) Bakos.
Funeral Services for Jerry Seeley will be Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd., Joliet, to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon. Interment will be held privately at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Lightways Hospice would be appreciated.
For more information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.