Garland H. "Gary" Winner
PETERSBURG - Garland H. "Gary" Winner, 67, of Petersburg passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 11, 1945, in Springfield, the son of Harold and Gladys (Hickman) Winner. Garland married Marcia Hitchcock on January 15, 1967, in Oakford, IL.
Mr. Winner is survived by his wife Marcia; children, Mike (fiancé, Tammy) Winner, Becky (Todd) Bielic and Tom Winner; grandchildren, Lakyn and Zachary Winner; great-grandson, Noah; siblings, Connie (Jessie) Oliver, Tim (Carolyn) Winner and Carol Thievagt. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David and Greg Winner.
Garland graduated from Ashland High School and Western Illinois University and worked for the Illinois Secretary of State, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Petersburg United Methodist Church, Men-ard County VFW Post #6871, American Legion Post 32, Route 97 Crusaders Car Club and the Central Illinois Corvette Club. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired from the Illinois National Guard with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Funeral service will be Monday, March 11, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg with the Rev. John Vidakovich officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Petersburg United Methodist Church of the
To express online condolences to the family visit www.hurleyfh.com. Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg assisted the Winner family with Arrangements.