LEONARD G. DEGAN, 62 SHERMAN - Leonard G. DeGan, 62, of Sherman, died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born May 26, 1951, in Freeport to Robert E. and Mary Ann Gravenstein DeGan. He married Romelia Garrido on June 28, 1979. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Romelia; three daughters, Elsa (Michael) Elder of Denver, Gabriela (Matthew) Gallina of Springfield and Monica (Glen) McCrory of Des Plaines; nine grandchildren; one brother, David L. DeGan of Davenport, IA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Leonard had been a resident of Springfield for the past 15 years. He served in the United States Army. He was an over the road truck driver. He loved golf, was a huge listener of the WCIC radio station, and enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Double HH. Gathering from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home. Graveside Service at 11 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2013, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, with Pastor Eddie Hammond officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail and the US Army. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Protective League. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at: StaabObituary.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2013