MARENGO – Gary A. Thurow, 57, of Marengo, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock.|
He was born June 12, 1953, in Woodstock, to Donald and Lorraine Thurow.
He attended Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School class of 1971. He worked for Palumbo Excavating and Chadwick Contracting and was a member of the Chicago Laborers Union Local No. 76.
He was hardworking, had a great sense of humor, was selfless with a big heart, and always was willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed fishing, garage sales, jigsaw puzzles and coin finding with his metal detector.
He is survived by his son, Brian of Marengo; his father, Donald (Rita) Thurow of Elgin; his brothers, David (Pam) Thurow of Crystal Lake, and Rick (Gail) Thurow of Marengo; his sister, Linda McArthur of Crystal Lake; his goddaughter, Laura (Bill) Watling of Algonquin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.