Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Jerry Don Van Hooser, 81, of Alton, Ill., died at his residence on Sunday, June 30, 2024. He was born April 2, 1943, in Whitwell, Tenn., the son of Ernest L.Van Hooser and Lucille (Pennington) Van Hooser and they preceded him in death.

He married his wife Frances G. (Russell) Van Hooser on June 19, 1963 in Waterlooo, Ill., and she preceded him in death on May 18, 2008.

Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy after having served on the USS Albany. He was a material man for Dome Railway Services in Wood River for over 30 years. He enjoyed Nascar, dirt track racing, doing the jitterbug and he was ve...

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