Jeffery Allen Cantrill – Private Services

Jeffery Allen Cantrill, 79 of Alpha, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at Marigold Rehabilitation & Health Care in Galesburg. Cremation has been accorded. Private Graveside Services will be held at the Alpha Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Jeffery was born June 30, 1944, in Moline, Illinois, to Earl Leroy, Jr., and Betty Lou (Meier) Cantrill. Jeffery married Linda Anderson on March 18, 1967, in Rock Island. She passed away on March 4, 2018. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Jeffery worked as a chief engineer at WLLR. He enjoyed cats, woodworking, and trains.

Survivors include one son, Darren (Jeni) Cantrill of Honolulu, Hawaii; one daughter, Julie (Tim Anderson) Wolff of Alpha, Illinois; four grandchildren, Nathan Cantrill, Heather, Brittany, and Jesse (Megan) Anderson; one brother, Mark (Jana) Cantrill; one sister, Candace (Bill) Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents;, one brother, Terrell Cantrill; and one sister, Denise Layton.