Jeremy “Jerry” Gossett

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Jeremy “Jerry” Joseph Gossett, 62, of Belleville, IL, born November 6, 1960, in Chicago Heights, IL, died Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Select Specialty Hospital, St. Charles, MO.

Jerry worked in IT as a computer security specialist. He was a published author who loved to write. Jerry was a communications specialist who obtained the rank of E5/SGT in the United States Army. He was a loving husband, brother, uncle, grandfather, neighbor, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay Walter and Elizabeth, nee Norton, Gossett; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dolores Eileen and David Francis Gordon; and a sister-in-law, Dolores Eileen (Joseph) Kohlberg.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Deirdre Leigh, nee Gordon, Gossett, whom he married on December 28, 1990;
three sisters, Gretchen (Paul) Davis, Gretta (Dean) Beckman, and Glenna Gossett;
two brothers, Jason (Kimberly) Gossett and Jeffrey Gossett;
four grandchildren, Christopher, Chloe, Summer, and Malachi;
a special great-nephew who was like a son to him, Christopher John Kohlberg;
many nieces, nephews, and cousins;
and his loving dog, Max.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2023, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2023, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


8 Comments on Jeremy “Jerry” Gossett

Susan Higgerson said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2023 at 7:02 PM

D. I'm so sorry for your loss I know he will be missed. I love and miss you.

  • Dupo
  • Il
Glenna Gossett said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2023 at 3:03 PM

Jerry- you've left a hole in our family and a hole n our hearts. You are missed. We hope you're happy in your BEAUTIFUL library..

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Rod and Marcia Smith said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 8:10 AM

Deirdre, Gretchen, Jayson, Gretta. Glenna and Jeff, We are so sorry for your loss. Such a good and kind man who followed his heart all his life. May those memories bring you peace.

  • Stoutsville
  • OH
Debbie and Brad Johnson said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2023 at 6:18 PM

Dear Gretta, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. 🙏🏻

  • New Smyrna Beach
  • FL
Toni said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2023 at 5:43 PM

You have been a great friend to me and my children for the last twenty years. You are one of the true “good guys “ There a million memories I could share. Your kindness surpassed anyone I’ve met. There isn’t a person you wouldn’t help. Any animal you wouldn’t save. A favor you wouldn’t do. You did so many kind things for me, I wouldn’t have made it without you and your wife. Your support and guidance was a constant. Your wit and intelligence!!! Such a joy to be around! You called and sang Happy Birthday in your best Marilyn Monroe anonymously and I thought a psychopath was stalking me, lol. You never missed my birthday, always at least an email. you are probably the only one who really understood the Simpsons. I love you and Dee. I’ll watch over her until we all meet again.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Leisa Banks said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2023 at 3:13 PM

You will be missed. RIP you were one of the good guys. I'm sorry for your loss Deirdre. Love and prayers.

  • Bowling Green
  • Ky
Mark Brauninger said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2023 at 12:17 PM

RIP my lifetime friend. It was an honor to serve with you during those horrific times in Hawaii, bumming around Waikiki and getting sunburnt! Hotrod ding around H-2 in that Austin American as parts fell off. I am so glad I got to speak with you before you left. Memories eternal my dear friend. Till Valhalla.

  • Kansas city
  • Mo.
Marilyn Lanter said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2023 at 8:28 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. You and Jerry have always treated me like family. Love you

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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