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Gary R. Stiller Sr.

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 9:02 a.m.CST

CHANNAHON, Ill. — Mr. Gary R. Stiller Sr., the founder of Stiller's Towing in Channahon, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family at his residence on Friday, July 5, 2013.

The beloved husband of 47 years to the late Patricia (Docter) Stiller (2004), he was also the proud father of Gary (Roberta) Stiller Jr. and Angel (fiance Edward Lawson) Colbert ; and the cherished grandfather of Joseph, David, Tricia, Aimee, Billy and Jenny Colbert.

He was preceded in death by his wife, and his dear son, William.

A distinguished veteran of the U.S. Navy, and an outdoorsman at heart, Gary was an avid gun collector and fisherman.

The owner of Stiller's Towing, Gary served the community of Channahon for 48 years.

Funeral service for Gary R. Stiller Sr. will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at The Maple Funeral Home, 24300 W. Ford Road, Channahon. Father Jeff Stoneberg will officiate. Interment will follow in Willard Grove Cemetery, Channahon.

Visitation will also be Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until the service begins at 1 p.m.

For additional information, contact The Maple Funeral Home at (815) 467-1234 or log onto

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