Gary E. Camerer, 76, of Gillespie, IL, formerly of Carrollton, IL, died at Carlinville Area Hospital, Carlinville, IL on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 8:34 pm. He was born January 17, 1944, in Carrollton, IL to Carl "Ike" Camerer & Tillie (Wollemweber) Camerer. He married Janet K. (Hutson) Camerer. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2000. He was a Correctional Officer for Graham Correctional Center where he retired in 2001. Gary was a member of the Carrollton High School Class of 1962. He was a veteran after having served with the US Air Force from 1962-1966. He is survived by his son, Troy J. Camerer of Gillespie, IL, step daughters, Terri Valstad of Jerseyville, IL, Tammy Lawless of Jacksonville, IL, grandchildren, Derek Valstad, Drew Valstad, Justin Mattes, Holly Mattes, 7 great grandchildren, brother in law, Jake Reno, sister in laws, Grace Camerer, and Darielle Camerer. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, grandson, Ryan Valstad, sister, Betty Reno, brothers, Tucker Camerer, Larry Camerer, Charlie Camerer and Carl Camerer, Jr. His remains were given to the National Body Donor Program. No public services will be held at this time. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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