Walnut: - Francis "Red" Gugerty, 84 of 403 Meltzer St. in Walnut, died Thursday morning at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Funeral prayer services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, followed by a 10;30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John's Catholic Church in Walnut, with Rev. William Harabert officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with Rosary recited at 8. A memorial has been established in his memory to the donor's choice.

Mr. Gugerty was born on Nov. 16, 1902 in Ohio Township, the son of Thomas and Mary O'Hare Gugerty. On June 29, 1926 he was united in marriage to Bess Bolbock in Peoria. He had farmed in the Walnut and Ohio areas throughout his life and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Walnut.

Survivors include his wife, Bess of Walnut; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Barney (Margaret) Keen of Ohio; and two brothers, Nate and Thomas, both of Walnut.

He was preceded in death by one son and three brothers.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, June 12, 1987 - Friday, pg A2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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