Gary Vernon Schanz, 59, of Mascoutah, Ill., born May 11, 1954, in Belleville, Ill., died Monday, May 13, 2013, at his home.
Gary was an electrician for 35 years, a member of IBEW Local 309. He was an avid ham radio operator, whose call letters were KC9RET, and he also enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon L. Schanz; and a brother, Larry Schanz in infancy.
Gary is survived by his wife, Linda Jo, nee Knight, Schanz whom he married in Belleville, Ill., on March 17, 2005; three children, G. Matthew (Sara R.) Schanz of Columbia, Ill., Amy Cooper of Belleville, Ill., and Cari Schanz (fiance, James Hogan) of Belleville, Ill.; and his mother, Dorothy B., nee Krausz, Schanz of Mascoutah, Ill.
Rest In Paradise, "Pumpkin Head," I Love You, A. F. A. B.,
Memorials may be made to the Mascoutah Public Library, 3 W. Church St., Mascoutah, Ill. 62258. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com.
Funeral: In accordance with Gary's wishes, cremation will be held and there will be no services.
MOLL FUNERAL HOME, Mascoutah, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 14, 2013