Jerry D. Sugg

jerry sugg

January 23, 1943 ~ November 14, 2022

Born in: Greenville, IL
Resided in: Lake Saint Louis, MO


Jerry D. Sugg, 79, of Lake Saint Louis, Mo, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at DePaul Hospital, Bridgeton, MO surrounded by family. He was born the son of Leonard Joseph and Sarah Lorraine (Sussenbach) Sugg, on January 23, 1943, in Greenville, IL.

He married Barbara Ann Artessa, on November 26, 1966, in Clinton, New York. They were happily married for just shy of 56 blessed years together.  Over the years, he and Barb have lived 30 plus years in Mulberry Grove, 10 years in Pierron, 10 years in Highland, and 5 years in Lake Saint Louis, Mo.

Jerry graduated Mulberry Grove High school in 1960 and continued his education at The Springfield Barber College. He owned and worked at Jerry’s Barber Shop in Mulberry Grove when he was drafted into the United States Army. After being honorably discharged, he worked at the Mulberry Grove FS, as a grain manager, for several years, at a local clothing store, he also farmed and raised hogs and he retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

He loved watching his children and grandchildren strive and grow. He loved bingo, cards, and old country music. He had a great sense of humor and was considered the life of the party.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Pierron, IL, Knights of Columbus, in Highland, IL and the Gilham Lodge in Mulberry Grove.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Maxine (Sugg) Ridings, and a brother, Carl Sugg.

He is survived by his wife, Barb of Lake Saint Louis, MO; daughters, Lori (Clayton) Grissom of St. Louis, MO and Carla (Stephen) Roeper of Lake St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Allison Grissom of Pittsburg, PA, Bridget (Enrique Figueroa) Grissom of Chicago, IL, Matthew Roeper of O’Fallon, MO, Sara (Sawyer) Bricker of O’Fallon, MO, Brianna Roeper of Maryland heights, MO, and EJ Rheinecker of Highland, IL; great grandson, Jasper Jerry L. Bricker, of O’Fallon, MO; and a sister, Brenda (Ronald) Tompkins, Vandalia, IL.

Visitation: Friday, November 18, 2022, from 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 991 Main St., Pierron, IL 62273.

Funeral: 12:00 pm., at the church.

Graveside service: 10:00 am., Friday, July 28, 2023,  at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, IL.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo 63132.

The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts.

The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with the ceremonies.

Please visit to share memories or offer condolences to the family.


Visitation: November 18, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
991 Main St.,
Pierron, IL 62273

Funeral Mass: November 18, 2022 12:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
991 Main St.,
Pierron, IL 62273

Graveside Ceremony: July 28, 2023 10:00 am

Mulberry Grove Cemetery

Mulberry Grove, IL 62262

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Jerry D. Sugg 's name.

Alzheimer's Association

9370 Olive Blvd.,
St. Louis, Mo

Memories Timeline


  1. We are so sorry to lose our old friend. We haven’t seen you and Barb for years, but all our memories of you will live on.❤️
    Prayers for Barb and the whole family.

    • All memories of Jerry through our years at school are good ones as well as years in the same community and having daughters in school together. Well done, Jerry!

  2. Rest in Peace my friend. Praying for Barb and the entire family. You have created many fond memories over the years that will not be forgotten. We offer our deepest condolences to the entire family.

  3. We will always remember Jerry. May you always enjoy the precious memories. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    Attentive Adult Day Center
    Mark and Veda Simmons

  4. Our deepest condolences for the family.
    Jerry and Mike were a great comedy team. We will always treasure the memories that was made that summer.

  5. Dear Barb & Family,
    Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. ❤️ 🙏🙏🙏
    Antoinette Loconti Talerico

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember and celebrate Jerry and his life well-lived. Larry and Sue Kramer

  7. Wishing the Sugg family comfort and encouragement at this time of loss especially Brenda we remember for years.
    Larry and Sue Kramer

  8. We enjoyed many great times as neighbors at Brookdale Senior Living in St Peters, MO! Thanks for the memories, Jerry & Barbara! Our sincere prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family and many friends for comfort and knowing; our God will heal your hearts and hold you in His precious realm! God bless you all during these days of adjustment!

    Bill & Marilyn Crawshaw

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