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Gary Wills obit

Gary Wills

SECOR - Gary Robert Wills, 66, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at his home in Secor.

He was born May 8, 1951, in Bloomington, the son of Earl and Donna Punke Wills. He married Connie Oertwig on Sept. 25, 1976, in Normal. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Christopher (Trisha) Oertwig, El Paso, Steven (Erin) Wills, McLean, Cory Wills, Secor and Kevin (Katie) Wills, Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one brother, Darrell Wills.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Gary worked in sales for Coca-Cola for many years. Big Daddy was known as a jack of all trades. He was a member of Pheasants Forever and the McLean County Sportsman’s Club. Gary was an avid fan of hunting, fishing, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He enjoyed many trips to Eagle River, Wis. Gary’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m., along with a time of reflection at 2 p.m., at Venue 27 in El Paso. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Peoria.


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