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LeRoy O’Dell Gwaltney

Published April 18,2017

Obituary's Biography:

LeRoy O’Dell. Gwaltney, 82, lifetime resident of Gages Lake, IL passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home.  He was born July 9, 1934 in Gages Lake, IL to Elza and Grace Gwaltney.  LeRoy was a lifetime farmer retiring in 1991 and then worked as a truck driver for Lodesky and Genesis.  He was a charter member of the Gagewood Lions Club.  LeRoy enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling, bowling, and golfing.  LeRoy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy, his sons Doug (Celena), Dale (Lori), and Dan (Wendy), his grandchildren Morgan, Sam (Camille), Kimberly (Eric), Drew (Michelle), Beth (Alex), Troy, Bryn (Brooke), Joshua, and Ian, his great-grandchildren Alec, Shannon, and Brock, his sister Louise Kutzler, and many other family members to numerous to mention.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or St. Judes Children’s Hospital. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

7 replies on “LeRoy O’Dell Gwaltney”

  1. So sorry Judy. You are in my thoughts at this time. If you need anything or just to talk about Leroy I’m here. I never met him but he had to be a good man you where together for 60 years .

  2. Found memories of being chased thru the cornstalks playing hide n seek with LeRoy. Always available to help at any time Loved you cousin! Talked gruff but big gentle guy with a good heart!!

  3. Louise, Judy & families Sincere sympathy on the loss of beloved boy LeRoy. He will really be missed. So sorry that I am not able to be there in person, but our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Love Vivian

  4. Enjoyed knowing Le Roy over the years through Nancy & Jim. Was a good man, Wig i could be there in person to pay my respects.
    Charlie Bailey

  5. Le Roy was always fun to be around. Good stories and jokes. Sorry to learn of his passing. With Judy, boys & families in spirit. Deepest Sympathy

  6. Pete and I went to grade school and high school together. Also, we enjoyed bowling together. I have known the family for many years. Sending sympathy to the entire Gwaltney family

    George Lawrence

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