WAPELLA — Garold L. Ghrist, 61, passed away at 2:35 p.m. on March 4, 2013 at his family residence. Visitation was held on Saturday, March 9, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Services were held on Saturday at Calvert’s, with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Garold’s grandchildren’s education fund.
Garold was born on October 10, 1951 in Spring Valley, Ill., son of Maxwell A. Ghrist and Ella (Robertson) Ghrist. He married Patricia A. Dimond on August 21, 1971 in Peru, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons Jonathan Ghrist, Las Vegas, Nev., and Matthew (Rachel) Ghrist, Cleveland, Tenn.; two grandchildren Karrah and Kyler; one brother Melvin (Linda) Ghrist, Thomasboro, Ill.; two sisters Maxine Harper, Red Wing, Minn. and Lorene Fox, Battle Creek, Mich.
His parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
Garold was in the National Guard for six years. He worked for Illinois Central Railroad for 41 1/2 years. He was also a member of the Waynesville American Legion.
Online condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com.