Kay F. Gorman, Age 83, of Ohio, Illinois died Friday August 9, 2013 at Liberty Manor in Princeton, Illinois.
Kay was born on May 14, 1930 in Ohio, Illinois, the son of Vincent and Pearl(Heitz) Gorman. He was united in marriage to Louise McDonald on October 10, 1953 in Ohio, Illinois. She precedded him in death on July 19, 2010. He attended Ohio schools, graduating in 1948. As a carpenter he worked for Frank Warkins of Ohio, Illinois and Bob Perry of Dixon, Illinois. After a serious car accident in 1951, he worked for Rathan Wood Milling, Peoria, Illinois and took a carpenter apprenticeship with the union in Peoria. Returning to Ohio, he worked for Dixon Home Lumber, Virgil Shrock, Dixon, and as a foreman for Bob Swaney (Rock River Buildiers) for nine years. He assisted in constructing well over 100 home in the area, principally in Dixon. He built the family home at 103 North Pleasant Street in Ohio, after work hours. In 1965, he returned to night school at the Morrision School of Drafting in Morrison, Illinois, earning an associate degree in architectural drafting. He began drafting and designing homes in 1966, he worked for GBH Homes, later Home-way Homes in Walnut, Illinois. He was a local representative at Component Homes of Iowa City from 1984-1985 and at Wolahans in Peru, Illinois from 1985-1986. He then returned to Walnut Custom Homes, previously Home Way Homes, retiring in June 30 1994. Kay with his wife, owned and operated school buses for the Ohio Schools for 24 years from 1954 to 1978. He retired in June 30, 1994. Kay, was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Colleen Gorman of Des Plaines, Illinois, Ellen (Christopher) Reagan of Deerfield, Illinois; two sons John(Susan) Gorman of Princeton, Illinois, Time (Jill) Gorman of Springfield, Missouri; five grandchildren Jacob (Aileen) Gorman, Kelsey and Kaitlyn Gorman, Maighdlin and Maura Reagan; and one sister Ann Kerr Princeton, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Mark Kevin Gorman, and one brother Leo.
Visitation will be held on Monday for 5 to 8 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church of Ohio with Father Thomas Shaw, pastor officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ohio. A memorial has been established to Vitas Hospice and Ohio Fire Department. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com