Gerald Fadden

Gerald Fadden
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Gerald “Jerry” Lee Storner Fadden, 65, of Bunker Hill, IL, born November 4, 1957, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at River Crossing of Edwardsville, IL.

Jerry was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Private First Class. He always held his head high in honor of his fellow veterans and his service to our country. In his life Jerry lived in Belleville, IL; Cornwall, England; Cherry Point, NC; Lafayette, LA; Farmington, MO; and finally in Bunker Hill, IL. Jerry loved his family and friends completely and held them in high esteem. He cherished his time with each and enjoyed every moment he could with his parents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

Jerry enjoyed the outdoors. As a youngster he traveled with family to many of the National Parks, and this was formative in his enthusiasm for the natural splendors of our country. On one occasion he hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with friends and camped at Phantom Ranch on the north side of the Colorado River near Bright Angel Creek. Jerry developed an interest in Native American cultures. He was an avid bead worker and shared many of his beautiful creations with his loved ones. Jerry loved Native American art and regalia, especially that of Cherokee people. May he rest in the peace he so often deserved fortified by his faith in God and the Roman Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Justin Lee Fadden; sister, Lisa J. Dye; father, Gerald Lee Storner; grandparents, Leroy and Leona Storner, Louis E. and Mary Catherine Shively, and Elmer Wayne and Edna Fadden; uncles, Joseph Shively and John Shively; and cousins, Michael Shively, Rachel Shively, and Kristin Davis.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Ashley Fadden; grandson, Hayden Nennen; granddaughters, Ava Fadden, Aspen Auld, and Abigail Martinez; mother of his children, Gail Helbig; parents, Neale and Elizabeth “Betty” Fadden, nee Shively; brother, Steven (Amy) Fadden; sister, Michelle (Beau) Schaefer; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.org). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Prayer Vigil and Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Reverend Eugene J. Neff officiating.

Interment with military honors will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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16 Comments on Gerald Fadden

Randy Moore said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2023 at 5:45 PM

I remember Jerry well from our days at BTHSE 71-75/ Very nice guy, lots of fun times and laughs. Rest in peace old friend. I won't ever forget you. My prayers go out to all of Jerry's Family.

  • Ellis Grove
  • Illinois
Jim Weathers said : Guest Report Jul 25, 2023 at 10:31 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I served with Jerry at Cherry Point and we always kept in touch. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  • Georgetown
  • Indiana
carol poos said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2023 at 9:50 AM

So sorry I can't make it to St Luke's Saturday but I want you to know how very sorry I was to hear of the loss of your son.

  • belleville
  • il
carol poos said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2023 at 9:44 AM

Dear Neale and Betty So sorry I will not be able to come to St Luke's Saturday but I want you to know how very sorry I was to hear about the loss of your son.

  • belleville
  • illinois
Tedesco Family said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2023 at 10:07 AM

Our condolences to all the Fadden Family. From all the Douglas School mates. Sue and Ted Tedeso

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Pat said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2023 at 6:31 PM

So sorry for your loss. I will be keeping him in my prayers.

  • BELLEVILLE
  • IL
Pamela J Tom said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2023 at 12:18 PM

My Pal Jerry.. You will be sadly missed by us all

  • Witt
  • Ill
Raecine L Koonce an Family said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2023 at 10:24 PM

We will miss Jerry very much..He was Our Family too. We spent a lot of good times with him..We Traveled to Hannibal for the weekend,exploring the Native American Store and had a Relaxing fun filled Weekend together..From that moment we were Family...We will So, Miss You Jerry..Our Brother and Friend..Our Deepest Condolences to Jerry's Loved ones !! We will Remember and Miss, Jerry every day !!

  • Witt
  • IL
Chet Breitwieser said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2023 at 10:22 AM

With good memories of our high school years at Belleville East. I share my sincere sympathy with all of Jerry's family at his passing.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kathy Stanbery said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2023 at 4:36 AM

Jerry was a one of a kind. Heart of gold. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  • Witt
  • Il
Kimi Helbig said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2023 at 1:30 PM

So sorry 2 hear of Jerry's passing. Prayers 2 all!

  • Chester il
  • IL
Jan said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2023 at 12:22 PM

I’ve grew up with Jerry and always considered him a good friend. Rest In Peace now that you are home. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Diana R Kretzmann said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2023 at 2:00 AM

To my lifelong friend. I'm so glad to have had you in my life. To his family I grieve with you.

  • Verona
  • MO
Kristi Stern said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2023 at 10:02 PM

My prayers for the family i love you Ashley Fadden and i know you made your dad proud girlie ..sorry for your loss.

  • Granite City
  • Illinois
Mike cook said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2023 at 4:56 PM

So sorry to hear about your dad he was a proud vet

  • Highland
  • Ill
Albert W Rudert said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2023 at 2:27 PM

So sorry for your loss. Losing a brother can be very difficult. Our sympathies go out to you and your family.

  • Addieville
  • IL

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