Gerard C. "Jerry" Kehl Sr., age 77, of Des Plaines since 1965, passed away on April 15, 2012. Beloved husband of Dolores "Dee" (nee Mc Cormick); loving father of Michael (Dierdre Simo) Kehl, Timothy (Patricia) Kehl, Keith (Laura) Kehl and the late Gerard "Jerry" Jr. (Lisa) Kehl; proud grandfather of Amy, Dana, Tim, Samantha, Madison, and Alissa; dear brother of the late Robert (Jean) Kehl. Jerry was a lifelong tool and die maker for the baking industry. He was also a former member of the Des Plaines Moose Lodge. He was a bowling instructor and enjoyed NASCAR and loved his grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, April 19, 2012 beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Avenue in Des Plaines. Funeral service will be on Friday, April 20, 2012 beginning at 12 noon at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Illinois, 800.570.8809, www.honoringlife-offeringhope.org or Victory Junction, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317, www.victoryjunction.org. For more information, please call 847.699.9003 or visit glhillsfuneralhome.com.