Gerald Duane Vecco, Jr. 61, of Peoria died on Thursday April 18, 2019 at his home under the care of Transitions Hospice surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 11, 1957 to Gerald and Patricia Vecco of Peoria. He married Kay Edminster the summer of 2018 in Chillicothe. Surviving is his wife, Kay Vecco of Peoria; his mother Patricia (Jerry) Vecco-Bevins, sister Cheryl (Sam) Wilcox, and this brother Brian (Lindy) Vecco all from Texas. Also surviving are his two children, a daughter Angi Vecco of Minier and a son Gerald D. Vecco III of Colorado, three step children: Brittney Coventry, Adam Coventry and Shelby Sutherland, five grandchildren, three step grandchildren, one great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his youngest sister, Brenda Lee Vecco. Gerald worked for Polar Supply Company for 33 years and then at ILLCO for 9 ½ years. There will be no services, just many fond memories. Memorials may be made in his name to the Illinois Cancer Care Foundation, 8940 North Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL 61615 for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe in charge of arrangements.
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