Gary L. Townzen Sr.

Gary L. Townzen Sr., 74,of Anna, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at his home. 

He was born on Aug. 31, 1946, in Granite City, the son of Carl and Irene White Townzen. 

He married Bridget Ashmore in 2007.

Mr. Townzen is survived by his wife, Bridget Townzen; children Kristina (Jonas) Townzen-Tindall and Gary L. Townzen Jr.; step-children, Devan Hooks, William Bailey Jr. and Falon Savage; grandchildren Garrett Townzen, Gavin Hooks, Tye Bender, Bailey Hooks, Jaicey Hooks, Zaidey Hooks, Faith Lane, and Courtney Bailey; a great-grandchild, Paizley Smith; a brother, Mark (Denise) Townzen; sisters-in-law JoAnn Townzen, Dixie (Bob) Ventura and Shawna Ashmore; brothers-in-law Joe Lucking and Steve (Sandy) Ashmore; his mother-in-law, Joyce Ashmore; nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; by two brothers, Carl Townzen and Brian Townzen; and by a sister, Beverly Lucking.

Mr. Townzen served in the U.S. Air Force. 

There will be no services at this time.  

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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