Mr. Gary L. Wixforth, 75, of Henderson, Illinois passed away at 8:10 am Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home.
Gary was born October 15, 1944 in Monmouth, Illinois the son of Kenneth and Louise I. Hollingsworth Wixforth. He married Joann Paulsgrove December 23, 1982 in Galesburg.
Gary is survived by his wife of over 37 years, Joann of Henderson; his brother, Rick (Marsha) Wixforth of Galesburg; his step children, David C. Brant, Jr. of Dubois, Wyoming, Diann (James) Johnson of Wilson, Wisconsin, Darlene (John) Bloedow of Boscobel, Wisconsin and Denise Shaffer of Industry, Illinois; six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry “Blue” Wixforth.
Gary graduated from Galesburg High School in 1963. He worked for the Admiral/Maytag Corporation for 28 years and one month, retiring on December 31, 2003. Gary enjoyed volunteering his time for the Henderson Fire Department.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Monmouth City Cemetery Monmouth, Illinois with Pastor Mary Runge officiating. Cremation will be accorded. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to made to the Henderson Fire Department. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com
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