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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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310 South State Street
Elgin, IL 60123
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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
2:00 PM
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Elgin, IL 60123
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GARY L. SHALES


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GARY L. SHALES Obituary
ELGIN - Gary L. Shales, 80, of Elgin passed away peacefully at home, Friday, January 4, 2019. He was born March 26, 1938 in Elgin the son of Glenn and Lena Bowmann Shales. He had been a resident of Elgin all of his life and proudly served the Elgin community as a firefighter for 23 years (1968-1991) before retiring and also served our country as a U.S. Marine. Surviving are his 2 brothers, Walter "Wally" and Monroe "Butch" Shales, along with his 3 sisters, Gloria Rigoni, Norma Shales and Victoria "Vicki" Fiebig. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Russell "Russ" and Glenn "Bud" Shales and his beloved daughter, Stacy Shales. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 19 at Laird Funeral Home with both Firefighter Services and Marine Honors. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Jude Children Research Hospital. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15, 2019
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