March 15, 1978 — March 21, 2012
Chad Gunter, 34, of Manito, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 11:13 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Pekin Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Pastor Lee Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2012, also at the funeral home. Interment will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
Chad was born in Peoria on March 15, 1978, the son of Leonard E. and Deborah E. (Barthell) Gunter. He married Barbara Duden on May 13, 2000 in Groveland. They were later divorced.
He is survived by his mother, Deborah E. (John) Rabbe of Manito; father, Leonard E. (Diane) Gunter of Peoria; sons, Charles E. and David Lee Boseke of Manito; sisters, Linda (Andrew) Hattermann of Peoria, Rhonda (Todd) Schubert of Pekin and Monica (Brian) Martine of Peoria; and maternal grandmother, Eleanor Barthell of Peoria.
Chad was formerly employed with William Schankerburger Construction and Bud Hamby Roofing. He was a member of Sand Ridge Community Church in Manito.
He enjoyed cooking for friends and family, fishing, carpentry, camping with his family, working out with his boys, walking in the creek, collecting rocks, landscaping and making ponds.
Chad dedicated his life to Jesus, loved being with his friends and family and was always ready to help with anything that needed to be done. He was very intelligent, soft hearted and loving.
Memorial contributions may be made in Chad’s memory to Forman Ambulance in Manito.
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