Gary L. Wiegand, 80, of Danvers, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
He was born on July 24, 1940 in Peoria, to Henry and Persida (Grusy) Wiegand. He married Karen Waldbeser on September 6, 1964 in Morton.
Surviving are his wife, Karen of Danvers; three sons, Rob (Angie) Wiegand of Deer Creek, Rod (Robyn) Wiegand of Eureka, Ron (Cassandra) Wiegand of Congerville; one brother, Gale (Jane) Wiegand of Roanoke; two sisters, Carol Martin of Eureka and Connie (Rick) Gerber of Carlock; 10 wonderful grandchildren, Kami, Halle, Kerigan, Tessa, Mya, Dakota, Lance, Josie, Dax and Enlee; three step-grandchildren, Brad, Brooke and Brandi; six step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.
Gary was a lifelong farmer in McLean and Woodford counties. In addition to farming, he and his wife owned and operated Trail’s End Catering for many years. Gary’s son Rob now runs the catering business, Ron took over farming and Rod is co-owner of Heartland Fabrication and Gary continued to lend a hand to all of them when he could.
He was a member of Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 with church ministers officiating. Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, also at the church. Burial will be in the Goodfield / Congerville Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Congerville. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the visitation and funeral service and masks are recommended.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Runners Association or Congerville Rescue Squad.
Gary's funeral service will be live streamed via Goodfield Apostolic Christian Church's website which can be accessed by clicking the live stream link at the bottom of this page.