Gary Allen Beals, 52 of Stewardson, IL. passed away at 6:30 PM Wednesday Dec. 29, 2010 in his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday Jan. 3, 2011 in Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.Pastor Kathy Lewis will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00PM until time of the service on Monday.Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery, Stewardson.Memorials can be made to the Donorís Choice.On line condolences may be directed to the family at

Gary was born Jan. 28, 1958 in Shelbyville, IL the son of Chester and Freda Fern Long Beals

Gary was a life long farmer.Many hours were spent working on the Ed Anderson farm near Stewardson. .He was a talented auto mechanic andhe loved hunting.He was a gun collector and raised rabbits.He was a former member of the First Christian Church of Stewardson.

Surviving are siblings: Nancy Mingus and husband Wayne of Stewardson, Jackie Beals of Wichita Falls, TX, David Beals and wife Rayleen of Stewardson, Charles Beals of Mattoon, IL and Maxine Kaufman and husband Louis of Stewardson; aunts: June Kernof Seal Beach CA , Mary Beals of Iowa and Marilyn Long of Decatur, IL; several nieces and nephews and cousins .

He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Freda and brother Larry Beals.