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Willard Ray Gonterman

April 13, 1939 November 23, 2018
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Obituary for Willard Ray Gonterman

Springfield – Willard “Willie” Ray Gonterman, 79, of Springfield, formerly of Chatham, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Willard was born April 13, 1939, in Pawnee, the son of Charles B. Gonterman and Crystal Cowling Gonterman Kornack. He married Linda D. Price July 9, 1960, in Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Linda, in 2014.

Willard was a member of the Pawnee Assembly of God Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Willard retired from the Farm Supply Co. in 1999 after 39 years of service. Willard loved his grandchildren, his church and family get-togethers; playing his guitar; and listening to country and western music.

Willard is survived by his daughter, Dianna L. (husband, Kevin) Murdock, of Divernon; two sons, Todd (fiancée, Barbara Shea) Gonterman of Auburn and Robert D. (wife, Paula) Gonterman of Springfield; four grandchildren, Heather Gillespie and Katelyn, Jacob and Andrea Gonterman; one brother, Charles B. “Buck” Gonterman; two sisters, Genelle (husband, Don) Hayes and Beverly Cassiday; and several nieces and nephews.

Willard’s family will meet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee with Rev. A.B. Bennett officiating. Burial will be at Chatham Memorial Cemetery in Chatham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions honoring Willard may be made to the Springfield Supportive Living Activity Department, 2034 Clear Lake Ave., Springfield, IL 62703.

Curry Funeral Home in Pawnee is serving the family of Willard Gonterman. Condolences may be expressed at www.curryfh.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

28

Nov

10:00 AM 11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Curry Funeral Home

407 Carroll Street
PO Box 407
Pawnee, IL 62558

Curry Funeral Home
407 Carroll Street Pawnee 62558 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

28

Nov

11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Curry Funeral Home

407 Carroll Street
PO Box 407
Pawnee, IL 62558

Curry Funeral Home
407 Carroll Street Pawnee 62558 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chatham Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

West Walnut Street
Chatham, IL 62629

West Walnut Street Chatham 62629 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Springfield Supportive Living Activity Department

2034 E. Clear Lake Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703
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