KENT A. GASHAW
GROVELAND - Kent A. Gashaw, 61, of Groveland, passed away Sun., June 17, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Kent was born May 27, 1957, in Denver, Colo., to Dwight and Ida Mae (Opie) Gashaw. He married Elizabeth Banks on March 26, 1977 in Lakewood, Colo.
Surviving are his wife, Liz, of Groveland; two sons, Dan (Kate) Gashaw of Morton, and Tim (Abbi) Gashaw of Morton; one daughter, Krissi (Kris) Kinslow of Brighton, Ill.; and seven grandchildren, Nate, Vivi, Eva, Jo, Riley, Regan, and Dylan Gashaw. He is also survived by one brother, Robert (Mary Beth) Gashaw of Osborne, Kan.
He was preceded in death by both parents.
Kent retired from Caterpillar after 25 years of service, where he worked in management.
He was a boy scout who earned the highest achievement ranking of Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the America Order of the Arrow society.
Kent was an avid Nascar fan who enjoyed getting together with his friends to watch races. He was also fond of camping and traveling in his motor home.
Kent especially found great joy in spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed being actively involved in their lives.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Sun., June 24, 2018 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Mon., June 25, at Morton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Gary L. Feldman officiating. Burial will be at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.
Memorials may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS). They may also be made to South African Foundation for the Conservation of Costal Birds (SANCCOB), www.sanccob.co.za\donate.php; select African Penguin Conservation from drop down menu.
JUN 24. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550
JUN 25. 10:30 AM (CDT)
Morton United Methodist Church
420 N. Tennessee Ave.