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Deuard B. Gunter
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Obituary for Deuard B. Gunter

Deuard Gunter, age 85, of Edwards, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Liberty Village in Peoria.

Deuard was born on May 18, 1932 in Thompsonville, IL to Bert and Rena (Lance) Gunter. He married Lorraine Slane on July 31, 1954 in Edwards, IL.

Surviving are his wife, Lorraine; his children, Bob (Sandy) Gunter of Peoria, IL, Dan (Gayla) Gunter of Elmwood, IL and Kathy Gunter of Morton, IL; three grandchildren, Danielle Lloyd of Elmwood, IL, Stacy Gunter of Peoria, IL and Kyle (Colby) Gunter of Peoria, IL ; two great-grandchildren, Piper Lloyd and Reid Gunter; and six siblings, Elsie Duckworth of Washington, IL, Paul Gunter of Edwards, IL, Dorothy Hamby of Brimfield, IL, Leon Gunter of Sulfer, LA, Lloyd Gunter of Peoria, IL and Virgil Gunter of Zeigler, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, two sisters and one brother.

Deuard served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He worked for Caterpillar for 35 years, retiring in 1985. Deuard was also a farmer, which he loved, and he continued to farm until he no longer could. He was a member of the UAW and the Cottonwood Cemetery Board.

Deuard began taking piano lessons and clogging when he was in his late 70’s. At 80, he was the oldest Rainbo Clogger.

Services will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10am at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cottonwood Cemetery in Hanna City. Memorials may be made to the Timber Ridge Apostolic Christian Home for the Handicapped in Morton, IL.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603





10:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details


Cottonwood Cemetery

12721 W Cottonwood Rd.
Hanna City, IL 61536


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