Photo: Tara Leann Gutzman formerly of Gardner  1984 - 2022

Tara Leann Gutzman, age 38, of Danville, IL, formerly of Gardner, IL, passed away Monday, November 7, 2022 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL. Born March 2, 1984 in Joliet, IL.

Tara graduated from Gardner South-Wilmington High School with the class of 2002. She enjoyed listening to music, spending time outdoors going on nature walks, and most of all she loved her son Joshua with all of her heart.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Wendy and Bob Humbert of South Wilmington, IL; beloved son, Joshua Joseph Watchek; sister, Amber Gutzman of Morris, IL; brother, Joshoua Gutzman of Midland, MI; and nephew and nieces Kaleb, Kaleigh, Brianna, Jaelynn, and Addalyn.

Preceding her in death were her father, Walter Joseph Gutzman; sister, Jennifer Renee Gutzman; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation for Tara will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, IL, Friday, November 18, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, IL.

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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory

401 E. Main St., Braidwood, 815-458-2336