MOUNT CARROLL—Gary L. (Beater-Gube) Randecker, 70, of Mount Carroll, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL.
He was born Nov. 1, 1950, in Savanna, to George M. and Irma (Dangel) Randecker. He was a 1968 graduate of Mount Carroll High School. He married Gloria J. Merkel Sept. 7, 1969, in Wacker.
He was the owner/operator of his own shop as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator. He was also an over the road trucker and worked for Loberg Excavating for 22 years as a operator-mechanic. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Gary loved being with his family and friends, playing cards, bowling, throwing bags and camping. He grew the best gardens. He also loved hunting and fishing. The guy could troubleshoot any mechanical problem and fix it. He enjoyed working with wood and worked hard to heat with it.
He will be so missed by his wife of 51 years, Gloria; two sons, Tim (Loni) Randecker and Terry Randecker, both of Mount Carroll; five wonderful grandkids, Anna, Keegan, Josie, Gage and Emma; great-grandson, David; two brothers, Carl (Kathy) Randecker and Fred (Sherry) Randecker; three sisters, Ruby Pearson, Donna (Doug) Wierema and Ruth (Tiny) Axmark; many awesome nephews, nieces, and great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Irma Randecker; brother, Martin Randecker; and sister, Lucille Patterson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.