Photo: William J. "Jersey" Klegman  1953-2020

William J. “Jersey” Klegman, age 66, of Diamond, IL. passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Morris Hospital.

He was born September 23, 1953 in Joliet, IL. to William E. and Ruth Ann (nee Connors) Klegman. He graduated from Coal City High School Class of 1972. Jersey served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He married Debra Telfer on December 3, 1988 in Morris.

Jersey was a Grundy County Sheriff’s Deputy and later retired from the Coal City Police Department. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles, the American Legion, Ducks Unlimited and was a board member of the Grundy County Community Volunteer Hospice. Jersey enjoyed Nascar, hunting and spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Debra Klegman; his daughter, Julie (Tim) Brown; his son, Jim (Heather) Looper;  his grandchildren,  Tyler, Jacob, Cade, Raegan, Ryleigh, Kylee and Chael; his siblings, Fran (Doug) Strobel of Wilmington, Patty (Ron) Fox of Coal City, Kim (Dave) Brown of Las Vegas, NV. And James Klegman; also surviving are special friends, Frank and Claudette Schmitt and Bob and Kim Schmitt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Ann Klegman; his sisters Peggy Ragain and Cathy Broderick and his brothers, Donald Klegman and Thomas Klegman.

Memorials may be directed to the Grundy County Lending Closet (formerly known as Grundy County Community Volunteer Hospice), 518 West Illinois Avenue, Morris, IL. 60450

Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL. 60416. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.

Funeral service will be on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., also at the Ferrari Funeral Chapel, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL. 60416, with Pastor Mark Hughey officiating. Burial will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Joe and Charlie Ragain, Robert and Jacob Schmitt and Cade and Jacob Enerson

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.ferrarifuneral.com