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8/12/2013 11:00:00 AM
Kay Gorman
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Kay F. Gorman, 83, of Ohio, Ill., died Aug. 9, 2013, in Liberty Manor, Princeton.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Church of Ohio with the Rev. Thomas Shaw, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ohio.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today in Garland Funeral Home, Walnut.
Kay was born May 14, 1930, in Ohio, Ill., the son of Vincent and Pearl (Heitz) Gorman. He married Louise McDonald on Oct. 10, 1953, in Ohio, Ill. She died July 19, 2010.
He attended Ohio schools, graduating in 1948. As a carpenter he worked for Frank Warkins of Ohio and Bob Perry of Dixon. After a serious car accident in 1951, he worked for Rothan Wood Milling, Peoria, and took a carpenter apprenticeship with the union in Peoria. Returning to Ohio, he worked for Dixon Home Lumber, Virgil Shrock of Dixon, and as a foreman for Bob Swaney (Rock River Builders) for nine years. He assisted in constructing more than 100 homes in the area, principally in Dixon. He built the family home at 103 N. Pleasant St., Ohio, after work hours. In 1965, he returned to night school at Morrison School of Drafting in Morrison, earning an associate degree in architectural drafting. He began drafting and designing homes in 1966. He worked for GBH Homes, later Home-way Homes in Walnut. He was a local representative at Component Homes of Iowa City from 1984-1985 and at Wolohan’s in Peru 1985-1986. He then returned to Walnut Custom Homes, previously Home Way Homes, retiring June 30, 1994. Kay with his wife, owned and operated school buses for Ohio schools for 24 years 1954-78. He retired in June 30, 1994. Kay was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mary Colleen Gorman of Des Plaines and Ellen (Christopher) Reagan of Deerfield; two sons, John (Susan) Gorman of Princeton and Tim (Jill) Gorman of Springfield, Mo.; five grandchildren, Jacob (Aileen) Gorman, Kelsey and Kaitlyn Gorman, Maighdlin and Maura Reagan; and one sister, Ann Kerr of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Mark Kevin Gorman; and one brother, Leo.
A memorial has been established to Vitas Hospice and Ohio Fire Department.
Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.






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