1941 Gary 2012

Gary L. Lemery

July 4, 1941 — February 14, 2012

Lemery, Gary L.
Suring

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
Tri-County Chapel
3212 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 831-9905

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

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