MORTON - Gary D. Vannaken, 73, of Morton, formerly of West Peoria, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, at Villas of Holly Brook in Morton.
Gary was born October 18, 1945, in Peoria, to Edward and Geraldine (LaMaster) Vannaken.
Surviving are one son, Chris (Mindy) Vannaken of Morton; two grandchildren, Dillon and Ella Vannaken of Morton; one brother, Robert (Pam) Vannaken; one sister-in-law, Nelda Vannaken; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Vannaken and Ronald Vannaken; and one sister, Carole Allgood.
Gary grew up in Delavan and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Vietnam. He worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 35 years.
He attended Westminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Burial will be in Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan, Ill., at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Compassus Hospice and Morton Villas of Holly Brook for their loving care.
JUL 3. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550