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Kermit C. Wainman

November 1, 1933 ~ July 25, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Kermit C. Wainman, 89, of rural Galesburg, IL, passed at 6:25 am on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at his home.

Kermit was born November 1, 1933, in Roseville, IL the son of Charlie and Marie (McMillan) Wainman.  He was raised and educated in Roseville, IL, graduating from Roseville High School in 1951.

Kermit married Bonnie Richey on November 9, 1952, at the Coldbrook Christian Church in Cameron, IL and she passed away on February 6, 2022.

Kermit farmed his entire life in the Coldbrook area.  He also worked at Butler Manufacturing beginning as a carpenter then welder and finally in the maintenance department before retiring in 1995 after 30 years.

He was a member of the Coldbrook Christian Church, Hend-Co Hills Country Club and the Maple City Antique Tractor Club.  He was avid Allis Chalmers collector, anything with Allis Chalmers on it he collected it.

Survivors include his children, Jean (Rick Hahn) Main and Jerry L. Wainman both of Galesburg, IL; 5 grandsons, Jeremy Randolph, Travis Randolph, Brandon Wainman, Kris Cokel and Tony Cokel; 1 granddaughter, Lesli Fox; several great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Margaret “Butchie” Wainman and son-in-law, Julius “Hoss” Cokel both of Monmouth, IL; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 children, Joie L. Cokel and John T. Wainman; his great grandson, Calvin Cokel; his sister, Ruth Horn and brother, Leland Wainman.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, July 31, 2023, at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 pm Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the funeral home. Cremation will take place following the services with a private family interment at Warren County Memorial Park at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Maple City Antique Tractor Club and sent to the funeral home.  For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit,  


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July 30, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St P.O. Box 444
Monmouth, IL 61462

Funeral Service
July 31, 2023

10:00 AM
McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory
1007 N G St P.O. Box 444
Monmouth, IL 61462


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