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Gary 'Cooper' Sunken: 1956-2018

WENONA — Gary “Cooper” Sunken, 62, of Wenona, died peacefully Jan. 21 at home, surrounded by family.

Gary was born Jan. 10, 1956, in Streator, to James and Betty (Kline) Sunken. 

Gary retired from Vactor Manufacturing in Streator. He enjoyed spending time with his family, children and grandchildren. You were sure to find him cooking, playing poker or fishing.

Gary is survived by his wife, Laura (Hook); his mother, Betty; four children, Brandi (Rodger) Burns, Kati Sunken, Tyler (Darcey) Sunken and Ciji Sunken; four grandchildren; and three siblings,  Barbara (John) Simmons, Jeffrey (Janet) Sunken and Jimbo (Nancy) Sunken.
He was preceded in death by his father, James.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Hurst Funeral in Wenona is assisting his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mayo Clinic of MN or OSF Hospice.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the American Legion in Wenona. 
Online condolences can be viewed and remembrances shared at

Hurst Funeral Home
405 S. Oak St., Wenona, IL 61377

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