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Howard Leroy Gossmeyer

August 25, 1951 January 6, 2019
Howard Leroy Gossmeyer
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Obituary for Howard Leroy Gossmeyer

Howard Leroy Gossmeyer, age 67, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at his residence in Peoria Heights, IL.

Howard was born on August 25, 1951, a son of Howard Leroy Gossmeyer, Jr and Carol Roberta Gossmeyer in Peoria, Illinois.

He is survived by his mother Carol, (nee Jones) of Peoria Heights, Illinois, 2 sisters and 1 brother; Shelly (Clyde) of Henderson, North Carolina, Steven of Peoria, Illinois, and Ramona (Howard) of Peoria Heights, four children; Howard Robert (Shallon) of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Stephen (Lizzie) of Long Island, New York, Poppy (Justin) of Peoria and Gabriel Darnell. He is also survived by several grandchildren and 1 great-grand child.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard, beloved aunt, Elizabeth (Tincy) and several other aunts, uncles and grandparents.

Howard proudly served in the US Army, last stationed in Germany. He worked as a machinist at Caterpillar in Peoria. He was a huge Cardinals fan and Elvis fan. He loved following wrestling on TV. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and he will be dearly missed.

A Funeral Service will be at 6:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. A visitation will begin at 4:00 PM until time of service, also at the mortuary. Full Military Honors will be at 4:00 PM. He will be laid to rest at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.

Donations, in Howard’s name, may be made to the family.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com


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Previous Events

Service

Thursday

10

Jan

4:00 PM 1/10/2019 4:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Full Military Honors at 4:00 PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

10

Jan

4:00 PM 1/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/10/2019 6:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

10

Jan

6:00 PM 1/10/2019 6:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Full Military Honors at 4:00 PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Camp Butler National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5063 Camp Butler Rd
Springfield , IL 62707

5063 Camp Butler Rd Springfield 62707 IL
United States

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