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Kenneth "Kenny" Gremar

October 1, 1934 — July 23, 2018

Kenneth "Kenny" Gremar

Kenneth E. Gremar

Age 83 of Gardner, passed away Monday afternoon, July 23, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Born October 1, 1934 in Chaffee, Missouri, Kenneth Eugene was a son of Shearley and Rose (White) Gremar. He was raised and educated in Missouri and worked for Celotex Corporation until transitioning to Brownie Corporation in Gardner, from where he retired.

Kenny loved electric trains and was especially fond of the Frisco Train, which travelled from Missouri to California. Following his retirement he enjoyed staying busy and took pleasure in woodworking.

Survivors include is wife Mary (née Collette), whom he married August 9, 1971 in Kankakee; six children: Kenneth T. Gremar of Bastrop, Texas, Dustee K. Love of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Wanda Jean Budds of Mattoon, Illinois, Duane Gremar of Coal City, Deanna (Darron) Jones of Litchfield, Illinois and Timothy Gremar of Coal City; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and one brother, Donald (Ethel) Gremar of Mississippi.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Aaron and one niece, Mary Beth.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service, 12:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty Street in Gardner.

Burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Kenny's memory to The Wounded Warriors Project.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Kenny's memorial page online by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner. (815-237-2526)

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