In Memory

Gary Lane

Gary Lane

FOX LAKE, Ill. -- Gary D. Lane, resident of Fox Lake, Ill., and a former longtime resident of Davenport, died Sunday, November 19, 2006, at home. Visitation was Friday, November 24, 2006, 2-4 p.m. at Runge Mortuary. Funeral services were 4 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Private interment followed. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and will be appreciated by the family.

He was born January 20, 1951, Davenport, to Floyd J. and Angeline A. (nee Farnsworth) Lane. He was a longtime supervisor with Ralston Purina and later worked for Alter Company for four years before his retirement. Gary was a hunter, fisherman, a sports enthusiast, excellent at trivia games, and an avid reader, who loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Those left to honor his memory his children, Joshua (Anne) Lane, of Colorado, and Allyson (David) Miller, Davenport; stepchildren, Kristin, Jamie and Tiffany; granddaughters, Riley and Hadley; father, Floyd Lane, Kenosha, Wis.; and sisters and brothers, Brenda (Scott) Jensen, Fox Lake, with whom he made his home, Steve (Ann) Lane, Davenport, and Larry (Tina) Lane and Melody (Jeff) Lenius, both of Kenosha. Many nieces, nephews and other relatives survive as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Angeline Lane, March 2006.

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07/21/09 01:23 PM #1    

Roger Ricketts

Gary was my cousin and I loved him very much. I was also in awe of his talents and abilities as an athlete. As a father he was a great, great Dad.

Great guy, great Dad, a good friend. His death still stings.

07/21/09 08:01 PM #2    

Robert Finnegan

I remember Gary well. Roger was right about Gary. He was a great athlete. He was expecially good at football and was one of the toughest players to practice with. Very strong physically. Despite his toughness, I always remember Gary's great disposition and smile. He had a great sense of humor. We had some good moments together standing in the hallways before first period started. Peace be with you Gary.

07/23/09 11:24 AM #3    

Mark Dhaemers

Gary was a cool guy. Rest in peace.

08/12/09 03:13 PM #4    

Allyson Lane (Miller)

My husband, David, and I had the opportunity to meet several classmates of my Dad, Gary, when we took him to the Circle Tap for part of your 35 year reunion festivities. He had a wonderful time and talked about how great it was to see you all for a long time after attending. While everyone was very kind, gracious, and excited to see my Dad, the generosity of his classmates did not end there. Several of you attended his funeral services and shared kind words and memories of him, just as some of you have done now on this website. I know, had he still been with us, he would have loved to attend your 40th reunion and enjoyed every minute of it. My family and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and warm memories, I know they are appreciated by us all.
Gary's Daughter,
Allyson Miller

08/19/09 09:45 PM #5    

Jeffrey Shirk

Gary was a great friend to me, and a lot of fun to hang out with throughout high school.

He was tough as they came in football,and did an amazing job on the line, inspite of his height. He made up for it in his strength, and mental toughness. I remember him playing with a broken big toe, and I was amazed. Most guys would have sat out.

He was a blast to run with just goofing around, and to chase girls. We spent a lot of time at the Draft House, or on the " One Ways " in cars. He was everyones hero one night, when he picked up three different chicks, and made-out with each one of them, before dawn. A record that still stands to my knowledge. Tough enough to pick up one in those days, let alone three in one night.

I also had the pleasure of riding with him on Prom night in our senior year. Thank God he was driving. I had never drank beer until that night, and I remember having four to six Colt 45's. What a great first high. I could not have driven, so thanks old buddy. I was also lucky enough to be with enough to be with Mary Straight. She was hot! Gary took good care of us with his masterful driving ability, and he got us to Scott County Park safely. What a blast that night was, and what a great memory!

You are a Cool Dude, Gary, and I will always remember the fun we had, and the part you played in my fun times in high school.

See you in the Happy Ever After one day. It will be a pleasure to be with you again goofing off, although my wife Lynn probably won't want me chasing any chicks with you.

03/06/14 05:10 PM #6    

James Roe

Gary was a great friend, teammate and student. He always had a smile and was gregarious with all. I can only echo what a great athelete he was. As we were on many teams together.I was saddened to see a rose by his name. We always wonder where some of our old classmates ended up and what they went on to do. It seems Gary led a full life as he did in school and lived it to it's fullest. Blessed be Gary.

03/07/14 02:22 PM #7    

Dana Jon Passig

I was sorry to read of this this morning.  I older I get the harder it is to remember such things with clarity.  I do remember Gary and I would good friends in our younger years.  Elementary school I think.   I can recall a friendly smile.

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