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Gary Lee Guertin

July 22, 1937 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 84)

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Gary Guertin, 84 years old, passed on the morning of September 4th, 2021.

Born in Kankakee, IL, on July 22nd, 1937, and was a resident of Manteno.  He left for Purdue University in 1955, became a Sigma Chi Brother, and graduated in 1959.  Gary also served in the Air Force, prior to joining General Motors, in New York City, in the early ‘60s.  Throughout his successful career at G.M., he met his beautiful wife, when he was on his first international assignment in Argentina.  There, they had their one and only daughter, Gigi.  His G.M. career also took him to Brazil, England, Spain and finally, Michigan.  He retired and moved to Highland Beach, FL, where he enjoyed many great moments with his wife, daughter and grandchildren.  No matter where he was in this world, he was always proud to be from Manteno, and made sure to come back and visit.  He was the epitome of the American dream, and never forgot his origins.  Gary was a true gentleman, kind and loving.

He leaves behind his wife, Susy Guertin; daughter, Gigi Hamstra (nee Guertin); son-in-law, Dirk Hamstra, and his grandchildren Teresa and Nicholas Mathis.

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