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Gale L. Schwanderman

Celebration of Life services for Gale L. Schwanderman, 78, of Tolono, will be at 2 schwandermanp.m., Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014) at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.

Pastor Lisa Wiedman will officiate.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Schwanderman passed away at 9:32 p.m., Friday (Feb. 7, 2014) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

He was born Dec. 14, 1935, in Gibson City, a son of Clarence and Lucille (Johnson) Schwanderman. He married Ruth V. Neathery on July 2, 1977, in Las Vegas. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

He is survived by three sons, Joseph W. Shonkwiler III, of Sadorus, Thomas Shonkwiler and Michael W. Shonkwiler, both of Tolono; a sister, Sharon Shilts, of Paxton; and eight grandchildren.

He had been employed in service station management.

He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Ricky.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.