Born: August 28, 1955 - Deceased: June 5, 2022
Gary Schwoebel, 66, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, August 28, 1955, in East Saint Louis, IL, passed away from a heart attack and entered his heavenly home on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL, surrounded by his loving family.
He graduated from Belleville West High School, Belleville Area College and McKendree College with a Social Studies degree in secondary education. Gary was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and a board member and supervisory committee member of Catholic and Community Credit Union.
He was employed as the site manager at Weyerhaeuser Paper Company and after retirement, worked part time at the Belleville West Schnucks where he was known as “Gary in Dairy”.
Gary was a people person and was comfortable talking to anyone, no matter their age. He always made people feel happier! Gary loved stock car races, car restoration TV shows, Barrett-Jackson Auctions and keeping his cars spotless. He was a sports fan and always attended Belleville West football and basketball games.
Gary also loved animals, especially his four-legged children – dogs and horses. Even in death, Gary chose to provide others with the gift of life by choosing organ donation.
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He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Video Department, Belleville Area Humane Society, Belleville West Athletic Fund or donors choice.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Martz officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Live Stream: This service may be viewed starting at 10:50 am through the Kurrus website live stream link. Link