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Obituary for Gary Rennecker
Mr. Gary Rennecker, 61, of Barry, Illinois, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born September 23, 1953, in Hannibal, Missouri, to Floyd & Norma (Chandler) Rennecker. They survive in Barry. He married Brenda Raftery on November 27, 1976, at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Barry. She survives in Barry. He is also survived by 1 son Brad & wife Michelle Rennecker of Olney, Illinois; 1 daughter Lisa & husband Brett Bennett of Charleston, Illinois; 4 grandsons, Brayden Rennecker, Myles Rennecker, and Corey Rennecker all of Olney, Illinois; and Elliot Bennett of Charleston, Illinois; and 1 granddaughter Olivia Bennett of Charleston, Illinois. Also surviving are 2 brothers, Steve & wife Becky Rennecker of Barry and Kevin & wife Debbie Rennecker of Barry; and 2 sisters, Denise & husband Mark Ehrhardt of Barry and Donna Baker of Barry. Gary was a member of the Barry Fire Department and the Barry City Council for many years and had coached girls basketball. He owned & operated his own body shop. He was parts manager at Rennecker Equipment in Barry and later parts man for Beard Implement in Pittsfield. Gary enjoyed car shows and car restorations. He loved spending time remodeling his house. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids and all the animals. He was looking forward to taking his grandkids to Colorado to pan for gold. He was a very creative and adventurous man. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pittsfield, Illinois. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the Western School District Athletic Department or the Barry Swimming Pool.