Cleo Wayne Gangard, 84, of Branson, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, August 19,2021. He was born on March 12, 1937, in Hammond, Indiana, the son of Charles and Margaret (McMahon) Gangard. He first married Margaret Durbin and she preceded him in death on December 24, 1986. Wayne later married Marie Inboden, and she preceded him in death as well, on November 12, 2019. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Wayne was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing and watching westerns.
He is survived by his children, Norma (Chuck) Hathaway of Branson, MO., Deborah (James) Pearce of Poseyville, IN., and David (Cathy) Gangard of Eldorado, IL.;grandchildren, Timothy Cruz of Branson, MO., Anthony Cruz of Branson, MO., Robert Gangard of Eldorado, IL., Lillian Gangard of Eldorado, IL. and a bonus grandaughter, Jennifer Reynolds of Eldorado, IL ; two sisters, Beverly Fugate of Chicago, IL. and Shirley Fryza of Chicago, IL; twelve great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his spouses, Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services and burial with full military honors for Cleo Wayne Gangard, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Palestine 2 Cemetery in Omaha, Illinois. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements