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Gary E. Shaver

November 8, 1937 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Gary Shaver Obituary

Gary Edward Shaver, 86, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024.  He was born in Rockford on November 8, 1937 to Max and Marianne (Ogren) Shaver.  Married Barbara Ann Sodergren in 1958.  He was a builder/contractor with Shaver & Evans Builders.  He was then a missionary in Venezuela before returning to Rockford when he began remodeling.   Gary enjoyed fishing, reading, photography and being with his family.  

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; sons, Wes (Connie) Shaver and Tad (Tina) Shaver; daughter, Valerie (Randy) Bubnack; brother, Ron (Karin) Shaver; sister, Deb (Steve) Beaman; brother-in-law, Gary (Dawn) Omark; grandchildren, Jacqui (Tim) Goodman, Jordan (Kelly) Shaver, Jaimi (Drew) Kitchen, Emma Shaver, Britta Shaver and Zac Shaver, Kali (Austin) Uhrig, Caleb (Jocelyn) Bubnack, Sam Bubnack, Maddi (Brendan) Reschke; great-grandchildren, Brendyn Goodman, Addisyn Goodman, Jaxyn Goodman, Emersyn Goodman, Dylan Goodman, Derek (Kaidyn) Goodman, Daniel Goodman, Nolan Shaver, Micah Shaver, Zoe Kitchen, Toby Kitchen, Maverick Uhrig, Bowie Uhrig, Charley Mae Uhrig, Lilah Reschke and Lucy Reschke.  Predeceased by his parents; infant son, Todd Shaver; and sister, Nancy Omark.  

Memorial service will be at 11:00am with a Visitation from 10:00am until the service on Saturday, February 10, 2024 in Maywood Evangelical Free Church, 3621 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mending Ministries,  



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February 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Maywood Evangelical Free Church
3621 Samuelson Road
Rockford, IL 61109

Memorial Service
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Maywood Evangelical Free Church
3621 Samuelson Road
Rockford, IL 61109


Mending Ministries


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