Gary L. Plowman

Gary L. Plowman 1947—2018
Gary L. Plowman, 70, of Freeport, IL, passed away at home on Thursday, August 30, 2018. He was born December 10, 1947; the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (McAuliffe) Plowman and special parents, Clarence and Lois McIlvanie. He was a 1966 graduate of Aquin High School in Freeport. Gary married Sandra Fry on April 3, 1971. Gary served in the Army from 1967-1969. He retired from Nicor Gas in 2003, after 33 years. Gary loved the outdoors; camping, hunting, and fishing, especially when he was with his family. He could fix anything and was a great woodworker. He also had a passion for restoring old muscle cars. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Plowman of Freeport; sons, Kenny (Lynne), Mark (Sherrie), and Joel, all of Freeport; grandchildren, Jalen, Kyla, Grant, Drake, and Ayanna; special brothers, Steve (Marilee) McIlvanie, Tim McIlvanie, and Mike (Patti) McIlvanie; and cousins, Linda and Marilyn. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margie (Ronnie) Brown. Numerous nephews and nieces were also a part of Gary's life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy; special parents, Clarence and Lois McIlvanie; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Ardale Fry; brother-in-law, Duane Fry; and cousin, Scott McIlvanie.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 4th, at Walker Mortuary in Freeport. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freeport, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Condolences may be shared at

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Walker Mortuary, Ltd. - Freeport
321 West Main Street Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 232-2136

Published in The Journal-Standard from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2018