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Gary Walkington

April 25, 1947 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Gary Walkington, 75, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022 with his loving family at his side.

Gary was born in Woodstock, IL on April 25, 1947 to Glenn and Sara (Tuttle) Walkington. Gary and Diane (Reeb) Walkington married on February 24, 1968 and were blessed with 54 years together.

Friends and family will remember Gary for his legacy as a farmer, committing his life to agriculture, operating and managing the Grayslake Gelatin Farm until 2015. Gary’s favorite saying was of course, support all farming, drink real milk.

After retirement, Gary spent time helping other local farmers and continued to work for the Crane Grain Farm. Gary made a mark on the town of Hainesville, IL with 20 years of service as a Trustee. He coached his kids and grandchildren in the sports they grew to love and enjoyed playing sports himself, including softball, golf, and bowling. Gary was known to never miss a day of work unless needed by his family. He made a significant impact on those around him and on all that he did. Gary will be missed greatly.

Gary is survived his wife, Diane; by four sons, Shawn Walkington, Jacob (Ann) Walkington, Travis (Lisa) Walkington and Luke (Gina) Walkington.; a daughter, Wendy (Johnny) Hill; four brothers, Geoff (Pat) Greg (Nancy) Paul (Joann) and John (Jeannie) Walkington; two sisters, Trish (Jim) Overly and Ruth (Jessie) Watson; thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Phil; and his grandniece, Maddie.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 11:00 am until the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm at the Schneider Leucht Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock. Interment will be in the McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
August 2, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098

Funeral Service
Tuesday
August 2, 2022

2:00 PM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
August 2, 2022

McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery, Illinois, Woodstock
11301 US 14 Frontage Road, Lake Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

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