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“Our deepest sympathy to the entire Gougar family. I regret that I am just learning of Joe's passing, but please know that you are now in our prayers...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kay Maue Miller - Onarga, IL

“Joe was a real good guy. Sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Kestel - Manhattan, IL

“My Deepest Sympathies to the family of Robert (Joe)Gougar. I met Joe thew my friend Dennis Hatton. Joe was a great guy. He will be missed by all....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Merle&Eleanor Briggs - Braidwood, IL

“Our thoughts & prayers are with you in your time of need. Marlin & Barb Flatt ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Marlin Flatt - Manhattan, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Grady - Frankfort, IL

“To The Family of Robert J. Gougar:You have my deepest sympathy. May God comfort and strengthen you today and all the days to come. May joy come to...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Edna Foster - Joliet, IL

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Gouger family. I have such fond memories of Joe and his broad smile and work ethic. He and Doug recently...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Joseph Forrest - New Lenox, IL

“So sorry for the loss. My prayers are with the family. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: LeeAn Shaw - Orland Park, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss and that I can not be there to pay respect and support all of you. I have fond memories of Joe; a big smile, hardy laugh...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jane Fulton - MA - Family


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Robert Joseph "Joe" Gougar passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, at the age of 90. He was born June 4, 1926 in Joliet, IL. Joe graduated from Joliet Township High School, class of 1944, and was the third generation to operate the Gougar family farm throughout his entire adult life. He was an avid fan of local high school sports as well as all professional Chicago teams. He also enjoyed pitching horseshoes, camping, fishing, north woods vacations, farm bureau picnics, playing cards, family gatherings, Sousa marches and, finally, one Cubs World Series victory. Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Elda Mae Gougar, parents, Harlow Webster and Ruby J. (nee Cockle) Gougar, and two sisters, Elizabeth Fields, and Anne Wisneski. He is survived by his children, Douglas (Carolyn) Gougar of Henderson, NV, Laurie (Larry) Eisenbrandt of New Lenox, IL, Kimberly (late Kevin) McGann of New Lenox, IL, Christine Gougar of Egg Harbor Township, NJ and beloved "son" Dennis Hatton of Coal City, IL. Grandchildren Jay (Misty) Gougar, Kelly (Eric) Bridges, Danielle Gougar, Paul Martino, Anthony Martino, Daniel Martino, Emily McGann, Jennifer McGann and Allison McGann. Five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert's name to The Will County Farm Bureau Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation will be at Kurtz Memorial Chapel on Cedar and Francis Roads, New Lenox, IL from 3pm-8pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted also at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:00am. Burial will follow the services at St. John's Cemetery in Mokena.