Gary E. Camerer, 76 of Gillespie, formerly of Carrollton, died at Carlinville Area Hospital, Carlinville on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 8:34 p.m. He was born on January 17, 1944, in Carrollton to Carl “Ike” Camerer and Tillie (Wollemweber) Camerer.
He married Janet K. (Hutson) Camerer. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2000. He was a correctional officer for Graham Correctional Center where he retired in 2001. Gary was a member of the Carrollton High School Class of 1962. He was a veteran after having served with the US Air Force from 1962-1966.
He is survived by his son, Troy J. Camerer of Gillespie; stepdaughters, Terri Valstad of Jerseyville and Tammy Lawless of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Derek Valstad, Drew Valstad, Justin Mattes, and Holly Mattes; seven great-grandchildren; brother in law, Jake Reno; and sister in laws, Grace Camerer, and Darielle Camerer.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; grandson, Ryan Valstad; sister, Betty Reno; and brothers, Tucker Camerer, Larry Camerer, Charlie Camerer and Carl Camerer, Jr.
His remains were given to the National Body Donor Program. No public services will be held at this time. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.