Gary D. Meseke

Posted 6/1/21

Gary D. Meseke

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Gary D. Meseke


CLINTON — Gary D. Meseke, age 76, was called to Heaven on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Liberty Village in Clinton.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. David Dunlop officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Augsburg Imanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Shobonier, Ill. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to The VFW, of Clintons.

He was born on December 11, 1944, in Vandalia, Ill. to Marvin and Rita (Rohlfing) Meseke. They preceded him in death, along with his brother, Roger Lyn Meseke. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam war  veteran.

Gary married Deanna (Tharp) on March 12, 1971, in Clinton. She survives.

He worked as a machinist at Revere Copper and Brass (Olin Fabricated Metals) for 24 years and as custodian for the Dewitt County Sherriff’s Office for several years.

Gary was an active member of the Christ Lutheran Church, in Clinton.

He also is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Bruce) Thomas, his step children, Pam (Ted) Baginski and Jacob Metzger, and three grandchildren, Briley Thomas, Thaddius Joseph “T.J” Baginski, and Clarissa Baginski.

He will be greatly missed.

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