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Atto, Gary L.
Gary L. Atto, 65, of Galesburg, died at 6:40 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2011 in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.

He was born May 29, 1946 in Rock Island, IL, the son of Darrell and Betty Jean Bertelsen Atto. He married Nancy M. Tanner on February 26, 1977 at Church of Peace in Rock Island.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his mother, Betty Jean Atto of Milan, IL; a sister, Patty Jahn of Milan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Claus (and Rosalie) Tanner of Mt. Pulaski, IL. and David (and Hilda) Tanner of Petersburg, IL; and 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Gary was a registered pharmacist at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for 42 years. He graduated from Rock Island High School and Drake University School of Pharmacology in Des Moines, Iowa in 1969 with highest honors.

Gary and Nancy attended Hope Wesleyan Church in Galesburg. Gary was a great Christian man who studied the Bible often. He was an avid reader, studied aeronautics and loved music. He taught himself to play multiple instruments. Gary especially loved his work and was an exercise enthusiast.

Funeral will be noon Monday, October 10, 2011 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Leigh Nygard will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the chapel. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, IL. Memorials may be made to Moody Bible Institute Radio Ministries. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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