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Kness, Gary L.
Gary L. Kness, 69, of Alpha, Illinois died Sunday April 18, 2010 in his

Services are 10:30 AM Friday at the Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. Burial is in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Woodhull. Visitation is from 4-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home where memorials may be left to the St. John's Catholic Church, Oxford Township Fire Department, Clover Township Fire Department or the AlWood Food Pantry.

Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.

He was born February 23, 1941 in Galesburg, Il. A son of Louis and Iris Ralston Kness. He graduated from AlWood High School and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Gary farmed and in the Woodhull area for over 45 years and was the Oxford Township Road Commissioner for many years. His memberships include St. John's Catholic Church and he was a member of the Oxford Township Board of Directors.

He enjoyed motorcycle riding, attending his grandchildrens' sporting events, collecting toy tractors and antique tractors.

Survivors include a daughter, Angie (Steven) Erlandson and a son Joe (Lashaun) Kness all of Woodhull, 6 grandchildren, Niki, Ryan, Richard, Cassie, Amber and Brie. His parents, 2 brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
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