In Memory

Gary Wilaby

Gary Wilaby

Gary Wilaby died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at his home in Mankato, MN.  No services to be held.



 
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08/28/14 01:57 PM #1    

Margo Alexander

Rest in peace, Gary.  Margo


08/29/14 10:26 AM #2    

Judy Swanson (Babcock)

So sad that none that knew him could honor his life with a few kind words.

 

 


08/29/14 11:38 AM #3    

Rich Jensen

Having know Gary for a very long time I can tell you he struggled for a long time with his addiction and it finally bested him. He had a kind heart and was a good friend. He was tough with alot of people but tried to help those he could. It was hard when he lost his little boy so young in life.He loved him alot - Chad.  He took it very hard. He was in many peoples lives and will be missed. I wished I could have stay closer in touch with him. He became very lonely and I think his heart gave out on him . But he sure gave alot of fun times to many !


08/30/14 07:06 AM #4    

Judy Swanson (Babcock)

Thank you Rich for your words. No life should go without a remberance. Wish I could have helped. 

 


08/30/14 02:58 PM #5    

Lynn Nordgren

So sorry to hear of Gary's passing.  What I remember about Gary from all those years ago is that he was a good person and friendly.  I am sad that his heart was broken so early in life.  They say the death of one's child is something you never get over.  Blessings to you, Gary, as you join your son.  May your next journey be happier and lighter. 

 


08/31/14 01:46 AM #6    

Sue Crosbie

Lynn,

Such kind words you have written - thank you.

Prayers for the repose of the soul of the faithful departed.


09/01/14 07:58 AM #7    

John Harrer

I never knew Gary as more than a face and a name, however I have believed in the truth of the lines from John Donne ever since I first read them:

     No man is an island entire of itself; every man

     is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;...

     ... any man's death diminishes me,

     because I am involved in mankind.

     And therefore never send to know for whom 

     the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

We all grieve readily and understandably for the passing of one of celebrity, but forget too easily that the loss of one we may but pass in the crowd is a very real loss indeed. Rest in peace, Gary.


09/05/14 01:33 PM #8    

Mary Wildasin (Tom)

Gary sat by me in home room for years. He was always pleasant and kind. I'm sorry to learn of his loss of his son & of his addiction problems. I am thankful for Gary's life. His loved ones are in my prayers.


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