- July 4, 1941 - February 14, 2012
- Suring, Wisconsin
of Gary's Passing
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“Mary, although we only got to know both of you for a short time, Gary was a wonderful person. We will miss his sense of humor and the good times we...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tom & Donna Mancoske - Suring, WI
“Aunt Mary, Kathy,Mike,Jenny and family..I am so sad to hear of Uncle Gary's passing. What a light he was in everyone's lives. He will be so missed by...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Carrie Lemery - Fond du lac, WI
“Mary: I was shocked! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was unable to attend because I was called in as a reserve. Hang in...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: J.D. McKay - Green Bay, WI
“Mary - Our hearts have been heavy since we heard of Gary's passing. Gary always had a way of brightening a room when he entered and lightening the...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Heidi and Del Wendt - Athelstane, WI
“So sorry to hear of Mr. Lemery's passing. I remember him fondly from my Jr. High Days at Einstein in the 1970's and was just thinking of him the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Bayorgeon Maro - Eau Claire, WI
“We are saddened by Gary's passing. I recall so many times during his tenure at Einstein and Columbus Gary's caring nature and his commitment to all...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ray and Jean Reimann - Appleton, WI
“With great sadness we learned of Gary's passing. Gary is one of my favorite people on earth. I met him when I started teaching at Franklin in 1968....Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lu and Dick Schmidt - Appleton, WI
“Gary will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed talking with him at family reunions and hearing his music!
May you have the strength you need, from...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jodi Stroupe Scruggs - NC
“I am so sorry for your loss, losing a parent is one of the hardest things you will ever have to go through. It will take time to heal and it will be...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Laurie Wittig - Green Bay, WI
“Gary was a wonderful wonderful person and will be sadly missed. You will all be in our prayers.
Danny & Nora
10 of 11 | Posted by: Danny LeMense - Suring, WI
“Thank You ~ You have brought to my life someone I love dearly...your son Mike. You are an amazing man, Husband, Father, Grandpa, and role model. I am...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: kristen Kees - Neenah, WI
Lemery, Gary L.
Age 70, formerly of Appleton, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. He was born in Menominee, MI on July 4, 1941 the son of the late Raymond and Ila Parcels Lemery. On August 24, 1963 he married Mary Walsh at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay. Gary graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1959 and earned a Bachelors Degree in Education and his Masters Degree in Administration from U.W. Oshkosh. He began his 34 year career with the Appleton Area School District teaching sixth grade at Franklin Elementary School. He then became assistant principal at Einstein Jr. High. His final 10 years were as the principal of Columbus Elementary School. He retired in 1998. It goes without saying that he was a Packers and Badgers fan. Gary loved being on the water in the summer, snowmobiling in the winter, and traveling during retirement. He was an extraordinary grillmaster in all seasons. He was a talented musician and known for his perfect pitch. Gary had the uncanny gift of being able to play any song on many instruments. But his first love was the piano. Gary will be remembered for being a wonderful mentor to so many.
Gary is survived by his wife, Mary; children: Kathy special friend, Tim Sovey Resch of Appleton, Mike special friend, Kristen Kees Lemery and Jen Kevin Perz of Appleton; grandchildren: Elizabeth and Emma Resch, Sam Lemery, and Jocelyn, Maxwell, Amelia and Emerson Perz; brothers: Dale Bettie Lemery of Arkansas and Bruce Liz Lemery of Green Bay; sister: Becky Paul Covi of Suamico; and brother-in-law, John Walsh of Menasha. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alan Dorothy Lemery; and a son-in-law, Kevin Resch.
The memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Wichmann Funeral Home, TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, 3212 S. Oneida St., Menasha. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology for their wonderful care. Further, a special thank you to Patty for her kindness.
"Hope there's a piano in Heaven."
Wichmann Funeral Home
3212 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54915