Ervin Gill Medler, age 76, of West Salem

West Salem resident, Ervin Gill Medler, age 76, passed from this life to the next on September 7, 2021 at the Linda White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana.

Gill was born January 14, 1945 in Bennington, Illinois to Arnold and Ilene (Gillard) Medler.  He lost his mother when he was only 11 years old and was then raised by his grandparents, Ola “Babe” & Clarence Gillard.  He married Kay Quigley on September 26, 1964.  They celebrated nearly 45 anniversaries before her passing on September 10, 2009.  His younger brother, Eddie, also preceded him in death.

Gill was a member of the Marion Christian Church in West Salem where he served as an elder.

He was self-employed as the owner/operator of Gill Medler Trucking.  He loved all things western and his fellow truckers will remember him by his CB handle “Limestone Cowboy” a reference to the rock he hauled early in his career.

Gill was an avid racing fan who enjoyed listening, watching and attending races.  He built and drove several stock cars over the years and later it was the sprint and mini-sprint cars that he built that bore the number “56”.

Gill had a wonderful sense of humor and was the ultimate storyteller.  He leaves behind his beloved family wishing for one more story, his son, Cale Medler; two daughters, Tami (Brad) Nale and Traci (Scott) Sheperd, all of Albion;  grandchildren, Tara (Jordan) Fewkes, Tori Nale, Delaney York, Lexi (Tyler) Wright, Kinser Medler; three great granddaughters Kami, Blair and Rhyan Fewkes.

Funeral services for Gill Medler will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at the Marion Christian Church (2182 CR 325 E, West Salem, IL) with burial to follow in the Marion Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 till time of service at the church.  Friends are encouraged to dress casually.  Memorials in his memory can be given to the Marion Christian Church or Marion Christian Church Cemetery and will be accepted at the church or at Nale’s Funeral Home of Albion.  Please follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing and the wearing of face masks. Online condolences may be left for the family at Nale’s Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of the arrangements.