Gary Edge

  • Born: December 14, 1943
  • Died: October 18, 2019
  • Location: Prophetstown, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

PROPHETSTOWN – Gary E. Edge, 76 of Prophetstown died Friday October 18, 2019 at his home after a short battle with cancer.
He was born on December 14, 1943 in Hazel Green, WI the son of Eldon and Ina (Carr) Edge. He served in the US Navy and had sailed on the USS Poccono that was stationed out of Norfolk, VA. Gary was employed at GE in Morrison for over 30 years before retiring. He married Mary J. Cifers on August 11, 1969. She died December 30, 2010.
They had lived in Prophetstown for 49 years where they raised their two children: Bridget C. Edge of Rock Falls, William "Bill" Edge of Prophetstown and grand daughter Beth Ann (Edge) O'Neal of Prophetstown.
Gary enjoyed camping at Oak Run outside of Galesburg. He loved working on cars, mowers and anything mechanical. He enjoyed friends and family, and was always willing to help others out who needed help. Gary was a good friend to anyone who knew him.
Survivors include his Children Bridget C. Edge, William "Bill" Edge; his three grandchildren: Beth Ann, Amy Jo and Thomas Eugene; 7 great grandchildren; his two sisters Karen (Ray) Duncan of Sterling and Marlene (Gary) Driscoll of Rhinelander, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary; his eldest sister Carol Ann in infancy and his brother Rudy Edge.
A gathering of friends and family will take place on Tuesday October 22, 2019 from 10 -11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The memorial service will follow at 11 AM with Captain Laura Amick, of the Salvation Army officiating.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your family's loss. We knew Gary from the campground. Started camping there in 2001 & our children grew up there. Gary ate many dinners with us as he always had a knack of coming around the corner just as the food was coming off the grill. He always took time to say kind words to the kids and they will always remember him as Gary on the mower.

Posted by Nicki & Dan Stranger - Abingdon, IL - Acquaintance   October 22, 2019

Our condolences to the family. Gary was a good friend , It was a pleasure when he would come over to our driveway and we would sit around and B.S.. We had a lot of laughs. Rest in peace Gary

Posted by RICHARD & MELODY BUELL - PROPHETSTOWN, IL - Friend   October 20, 2019