John C. Gale, 72 of Cape Coral Florida died on February 17 at his residence. John was born March 30, 1947 was raised in Havana, Illinois the son of Nelson Carl Gale and Margaret (nee Everly). He attended high school there and graduated in 1965. John worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria Illinois for 35 years. He was an active fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Bradley Braves basketball team. He was also avid fan of college sports in general – especially March Madness. John loved being out with friends, going to sporting games, playing golf, and drinking Miller Lite. After his retirement from Caterpillar, John moved to Cape Coral, Florida which he loved. He spent his retirement making new friends, day-trading stocks, and keeping tabs on his 5 grandchildren. John is survived by his son Stephen, grandchildren Nick, Jacob, Ellie, Tommy and Olivia, his sister Joan and brother-in-law Jim, and his nephew Jeff. He was preceded in death by his parents.