|Gary E. McDonough|
|March 03, 1945 - March 06, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 1 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Graveside Service: 10 am, Monday, March 12, 2012 at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island|
|Gary E. McDonough, 67, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at his home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island. Graveside services will be 10 am, Monday at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military rites will be conducted By the Moline American Legion Post No. 246. Those wishing to attend the graveside services at the National Cemetery should meet at the funeral home by 9:30 am on Monday. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Gary was born on March 3, 1945 in Ottumwa, Iowa, a son of Everett McDonough and Gladys Puffinbarger McDonough. He married Helen Emanuel on July 24, 1967 in Rock Island. Mr. McDonough worked at the International Harvester Farmall Works, Rock Island for 20 years. He was then transferred to the Navistar International Plant in Springfield, Ohio where he worked for another 10 years, before retiring in 1997 after 30 years of service. He was a Past President of Friend Circle Club, Moline. His memberships also include the UAW Local No. 1309, Rock Island and the Rock Island VFW Post No. 1303. Gary was a US Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Helen; mother, Gladys Johnson, Rock Island; children, Kathy (Rodney) Mincks, Moline, Travis McDonough, Rock Island, Patty McDonough and her companion, (Darren Spicer), Moline; grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Harlee, Nolan, Tristen, Josef and Jordan; a brother, Tom (Deanna) McDonough, Rock Island. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Everett; step fathers, Don Myers and Marvin Johnson; and his grandparents. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com|
Gary was a good friend, we both worked with him at the Farmall Plant, our thoughts and prayers are with the family, he will be greatly missed, we remember all the good times at the Border Lounge. Lonnie and Peggy
-- Lonnie and Peggy Ibbeson
I will always have so many fond memories of our times together while I lived in R.I.. My parents (Al & Barb) introduced us and they loved you and Helen and so did I. I am so grateful that we had an opportunity to reunite after so long. I send my best to the entire McDonough Family and keep you all in my heart.
-- Kathy (Nunes) Hayes
not enough space to put all the memories we have had with Gary and Helen with camping boating fishing playing cards going to dances or just spending time together with our kids remember all the good times Helen we have lost A Great Guy
-- Richard and Sandra Ross
My heart just breaks for my children,Helen,Travis,Kathy,Patty and all who where touched by Gary. He was like a father to me and I will never forget him. I love you Gary and you will be missed by all. <3
-- Rene' Johnson
i love you
-- Harlee McDonough
I was sad to hear of gary's passing. He is in a better place now. My thoughts are with you Helen and Aunt Gladys - it's a tough time.
-- Dianne Schmitz
i love u?
-- Jordan Cooke
Gary, I don't really know wat to say except that you were a great person .you will always be in my heart and I will truly miss you rest in peace my friend
-- Shelia romo
Helen and family, I'm so sorry to hear and more that I will not be able to make it. All laughs at the Border. Other times at the camp. Take care and I will be thinking and praying for you.
-- Donna Ehlers
With Deep Sympathy,
During this time of sadness, may you find comfort in the warmth shared by your friends and loved ones.
-- Jerry & Nancy Licata
I have looked up to you for many years Grandpa . I love you oh so much . You are in a better place now . <3
-- Tyler Mincks
i miss you gary. god bless you and family
-- raafel cervantes