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Gary Nault

July 29, 1948 — May 1, 2020


Gary F. Nault

Age 71 of Joliet, IL, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020 at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center with his family by his side.

Born July 29, 1948 in Menominee, Michigan, Gary was a son of Willard and Eunice (Née Christian) Nault.

He moved as a young child with his family, was raised in the Detroit area and was a longtime resident of Dearborn, Michigan prior to moving to the Joliet area some 18 years ago.

Gary was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.

He joined the Knights of Columbus on September 1, 1969 with the Robert H. Jones Council of Lincoln Park, MI. and was a Past Grand Knight and an honorary life member. Gary became a 4th degree Sir Knight on February 1, 1971 and was active in the Monsignor Kern #1963 Assembly.

Gary was fortunate to have several good friends in his life, as well.

Survivors include his sisters; Patricia Nault, Pamela (Steve) Bennison, Carol (Roderick) Blanchard and Charlene (William) Hough, sister-in-law; Polly Nault, nieces and nephews; Jason (Shelley) Nault, Jessica (David) Cheriez, Matthew Nault, Dana Dunning, Megan Blanchard, Emily (Matthew) Stubitsch, Sarah Hough, one great niece and one great nephew and numerous cousins.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Eunice Nault and brother Roger Nault.

Per Gary’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at The Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, 604 N. Raynor Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435 on Friday, September 25, 2020 - 10:00 a.m., Rev. Brad Baker officiating. F ace masks and social distancing are required. Gary will be laid to rest beside his parents in St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn, Michigan.

All relatives and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gary Nault, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, September 25, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus

604 N Raynor Ave, Joliet, IL 60435

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