Jerry L. Murdock

Jerry L. Murdock, age 80, of Galena, IL, completed his earthly journey on April 2, 2022, at home while surrounded by his loving family.  To honor Jerry’s life, his memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Galena Bible Church, 11108 US 20, Galena, IL, with Pastors Gary Kirst and Tim Wagner officiating.  Family and friends of Jerry’s may gather and visit from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Jerry’s family.


Jerry was born on September 24, 1941, in Galesburg, IL, a son to William L. and Glaydys P. (Murphy) Murdock.  He had professional interests in banking and attended U.W. Madison and Southern Illinois University Schools of Banking during his long career.  Jerry eventually became the President and CEO of The Galena State Bank and enjoyed his many years there supporting his community, and making countless friends along the way before moving into retirement in 2005. Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman in his younger years and found enjoyment in his knife and gun collections.  Jerry was a confident and loving man who also possessed a generous and kind spirit. Many will remember and miss Jerry’s feistiness and sense of humor.  It’s not easy to imagine a world without Jerry among us.


Jerry was active in numerous community committees, banking organizations and was an active member of Galena Bible Church.  His favorite Bible verse was Romans 10:9;  “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”


We are thankful for the 80 years that the Lord was gracious enough to share Jerry with us and can only hope to recall and treasure each memory that comes along knowing that as Believers we will meet again.  Thank you, Jerry, for continually leading the way in your words, thoughts, and actions and may our Lord and Savior keep you in His loving arms of grace forever more. We miss you.     


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Jerry include,


his loving wife,

Krisceda “Kris” Murdock, Galena, IL;


his children,

Scott W. (Erica) Murdock, Denver, CO,

and Toben Y. (Michelle) Murdock, Galena, IL;


his grandchildren,

Holden, Owen, Evan, Delia, Page, Sam, and Katie;


his sister,

Carole (Gary) Gibbs, Lafayette, IL;


his sister-in-law,

Dorothy Murdock, Oneida, IL;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Charles W. “Billy” Murdock.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s name to the Tri-State Christian School, 5025 Saratoga Road, Asbury, IA, 52002, or to the Galena Bible Church, 11108 US 20, Galena, IL, 61036.


Jerry’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque, along with all of our family and friends who have helped Jerry to fight so courageously over these last 20 years.  Please know that all of your efforts have truly been appreciated and may the Lord bless you all for your strength, patience, and kindness.


Online condolences may be shared with Jerry’s family at


Galena Bible Church
11108 US 20, Galena, IL, 61036
May 10th, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Memorial Service

Galena Bible Church
11108 US 20, Galena, IL, 61036
May 10th, 2022 at 7:00 PM

7 comments on “Jerry L. Murdock
  1. Mary A. Doyle says:

    Kris and family – I always enjoyed working with Jerry in my 20 years at the Galena Hospital. A good man, who did much for his community.

  2. Matt Taylor says:

    Remembering all you and Jerry did for us now so long ago Kris. Hope the memories keep his love alive for you. xox matt and jenny

  3. Marilyn Carr says:

    So sorry Jerry suffered, but so proud of his accomplishments. I am happy for the childhood memories with Jerry. RIP Jerry my cousin.

  4. Debra Frazier says:

    Dear Kris and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I always enjoyed Jerry and will never forget how he helped Larry and I when we first moved to Galena. I have many fond memories of Jerry and I am blessed to have known him. With you in spirit. deb

  5. Chuck Schnepf says:

    Jerry was one of the first persons I met on moving to Galena. He was a fabulous first impression. I enjoyed many conversations with him at the bank and elsewhere. He was in every way a great person. I offer my sympathy to his family.

  6. Patricia Dietz (Impastato) says:

    Jerry was a kind man. We knew him from the bank as well as his involvement in the community. He truly fought the good fight against cancer for a good many years. It has been my pleasure to have known him.

  7. Phil and Mary Ann Loveall says:


    We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We remember having an extended conversation with him at one of our reunions at Midland. It was as if he was a classmate of ours. We pray that the love and support of your family and fond memories will help sustain you in the days ahead. Keeping you in our prayers.

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