Obit: Kuechenmeister, Gary D. (1937 - 2016)


Surnames: Kuechenmeister, Kissling, Anderegg, Hubbard, Nesja, Biebert

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 01 Dec 2016

Kuechenmeister, Gary D. (7 MAR 1937 – NOV 2016)

Gary Dean Kuechenmeister was born at home, rural Neillsville, on March 7, 1937, to Arthur and Eleanor (Kissling) Kuechenmeister. Gary went to Kurth School and graduated from Granton High School in 1955. After attending an auto mechanics class at Eau Claire Technical College, Gary served in the U.S. Army from January 1957 to 1959 with an honorable discharge.

Gary married Marlene Anderegg on September 5, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal. They were dairy farmers for 30 years on his family farm, their children being the fifth generation raised there.

After having sold the farm, Gary bought a dump truck and worked on road construction for ten years. He then drove a truck for Goetz's, until his retirement due to ill health.

Gary was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and has been a member of St. John's in Neillsville all his life and has served on the Church council.

Gary enjoyed watching NASCAR, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, camping, Friday fish fries, and traveling, and was blessed by many friends. He was very good at repairing and keeping his equipment in top shape. One proud point in his life was when he earned his private pilot's license, having earned both his tower and night time ratings. He was a kind, good family man, having a strong faith in the Lord.

Gary is survived by his wife Marlene, sons Lee (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Monty (Eau Claire), brother Denis (Bonnie) Kuechenmeister of Granton, sister-in-law Dorothy Anderegg, step-granddaughters Melissa Hubbard, Stephanie (Ben) Nesja, two step-great grandchildren William and Taylor Hubbard, and many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville on Saturday, January 7th, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to the time of service at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Timothy Biebert officiating. Cremation Society of Wisconsin assisted the family.



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