Gerald 'Butch' Eugene Wygant Jr. passed away at Illini Heritage Rehab and Health in Champaign Illinois at 3:59 PM Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was 72
Butch was born on December 4, 1948 the son of Shirley D. (Taylor) Wygant and Gerald E. Wygant Sr. in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Butch was a proud veteran of the US Army and was loved by family and many friends. He is survived by his sons, Shannon (Kim) Wygant of Mahomet and Hunter (Katie) Anthrop of Kokomo Indiana, and daughters, Monica (James Huey) Wygant of Crystal Springs Florida and Morgan (Kyle) Rose of Kansas, 4 Grandsons, Correy (Katie), Cameron (Terra), Zach (Bailey) Wygant and Mark Rose, 5 Granddaughters, Luella, Amanda, Teresa, Inanna and Lynzie as well as 7 Great-Grandchildren, Kendyl, Carter, Camden, Hunter, Maddox, Liam and Noah.
Butch is also survived by a Sister, Hazel (Lester) Williams and a brother Clif (Renee) Wygant both of Champaign as well as 6 Nephews and Nieces.
Butch was an avid Fisherman and enjoyed watching sports as a lifetime NASCAR, Cubs, and Bears fan. One of his greatest joys was attending family functions and watching his young and growing family at play.
In accordance with Butch's wishes, he will be cremated and friends may greet the family at a visitation from 11:00-12:00 on Saturday August 14 at Blair-Owens Funeral Home (102 E. Dunbar) in Mahomet. There will be a Memorial Service at 12:00 and Military Honors will be accorded by Mahomet American Legion Post #1015. Burial will be private.
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