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Gerald L. Layman, 89, of Peoria passed away at 10:20am, Sunday May 19, 2019 at Generation of Riverview in East Peoria.
He was born on July 20, 1929 in Peoria the son of Levi and Pearl Biehl Layman. He married Lois E. Watts. He later married Barbara J. Heppe and she survives.
Also surviving are four children Larry (Judy) Layman of Hanna City, Becky Smith of Corpus Christi, TX; David Layman of Peoria and Richard (Denise) Layman of Fountain Hills, AZ. Further surviving are 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. His parents, one brother William Johnson and one sister Myra Shaner preceded him in death.
He worked for Peoria Police Department from 1955 until 1978 retiring as a Captain. He loved the police department, reading and sailing his boats.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will announced at a later date. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.