Gerald Ray Gensler 73, of Taylorville, passed away November 29, 2011 at 10:30 am at his residence in Taylorville. He was born September 25, 1938 in Taylorville, the son of Joseph and Velma (Tolle) Gensler. He married Susan Durbin in January, 1968 in Taylorville. He was a retired truck driver, Wal Mart employee, and a U S Army veteran serving in Vietnam.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Jim Gensler of South Elgin, and Michael (Jamie) Gensler of Petersburg; daughters, Tammy Gensler of Pana and Becca (Alan) Miller of Williamsville; brothers John Gensler of Apache Junction, AZ. and Dean (Eunice) Gensler of Tuscola; 8 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8:30 am in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Rev. David Beals officiating. Inurnment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville. Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research Foundation, 820 Davis Street, Suite 420, Evanston, Il. 60201-9535.