Bryan Gear
October 4, 1968 - January 19, 2018
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Saturday 1/27, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Friday 1/26, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Saturday 1/27, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Bryan A. Gear, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 19, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. He was born October 4, 1968, to James and Mary (Williamsen) Gear. Bryan was raised in Appleton, having attended school at St. Thomas More and having graduated from Xavier High School. He then furthered his…

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Nicole & Oscheanna (Thompson) Voss left a message on February 2, 2018:
Nicole, Chris, and John, It's been so many years, but Bryan and you all left a huge impact on our lives. I used to live across the street with my parents and my daughter. The huge smiles, fun times spent together, beautiful pictures he took, and his caring loving heart will never be forgotten. I will never forget how much he loved his family, and how proud of his children he was. We will always be grateful to have been able to have known him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda McKinney left a message on January 27, 2018:
Dear Mary, I am unable to be with you during this time but you are in my thoughts.
Dan, Julie, Myles & McKenzie Laurent left a message on January 26, 2018:
My deepest sympathy to the Gear Family. So, sad to hear of your loss. I have great memories watching the boys sporting events with Bryan and Nicole. Thanks for being great role models for our boys.
Kathy and Tom Kuehl left a message on January 26, 2018:
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we wish you comfort and peace in the coming days.
Judy Janus left a message on January 26, 2018:
Dear Gear Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have been where you are now. I lost my husband and my youngest daughter (she was 44 yrs old and left two children also in 2016). The days ahead will be hard but hang on to each other and your LOVE for Bryan and each other will get you all through. Memories will also be so comforting. I am Stacy VanHandel's mom so I have known Bryan since they were in 1st grade. Bryan came to my house many times with the group to go swimming. He was a great all around person and his humor was contagious. The world has lost another great human being, but his legacy will continue with Jonathon and Christopher. May God comfort and guide your steps in the "hard days" ahead.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Andrea Pellegrino left a message on January 25, 2018:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I had the honor of working with Bryan at Royal Canin since 2014, His gentle demeanor, kindness and sense of humor are some of the things I will miss the most. We shared many laughs over the years and I always enjoyed being in his company and getting his perspective on things. His early passing leaves us all heartbroken. May God grant you comfort and strength in the days to come and may the countless memories you have help to ease your broken hearts.
Kelli Send left a message on January 25, 2018:
Bryan left us too soon. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to your entire family.
Chris Krekowski left a message on January 24, 2018:
Bryan was a great guy and good friend! I will miss playing golf with him and going out for wings after we were done. I have great memories of Badger football games and tailgating and the discussions we had on the drive back from Madison. I respected Bryan immensely, a true gentleman and great family man. Nicole, Jon and Chris, I am very sorry for your loss.
Karl Vogt left a message on January 24, 2018:
I remember the good times we had at Apollo beach.When we would eat seafood at Circles.With Joan and Helen At spring break..Those times will be missed.Helen enjoyed those times spent with you guys.Helen would say life isn't always fair,and you can expect the unexpected.
the Norum family left a message on January 24, 2018:
We are lifting you up in prayer that you will find peace in God's promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
Stephanie Ban Straten Larkin left a message on January 23, 2018:
You’ll leave a huge void in my brothers life, AndyVan Straten. I’ll alwsys remember you boys together with love.
Bob Hansen left a message on January 23, 2018:
I remember Brian having crows feet from smiling when he was 20 years old. Of all my gear cousins he seemed the least serious and the most able to be happy in his life. It made me happy every time I saw him. I regret not spending more time with him. He was a blessing.
Bro. Terry Santiapillai,ofm left a message on January 23, 2018:
Courtney, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kay Clemo left a message on January 23, 2018:
Nicole, my heart breaks for you and your boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope the good times and memories will get through this difficult time.
Sharon Kozicki left a message on January 23, 2018:
My deepest condolences to you and the whole Gear family. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news. I only hope thoughts of good memories can bring you some comfort during this tragic time. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Lori Kurowski left a message on January 23, 2018:
Nicole, sending prayers and my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May your many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
Karen Lemke left a message on January 23, 2018:
My heart goes out to you, during this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you peace and comfort. From the daughter of Jack and Sheila Kuhr.
Nick Kladis left a message on January 23, 2018:
Nicole, Christopher, Jonathan, I can’t begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. I was fortunate enough to work alongside Bryan since he started working for Royal Canin. He was genuine, a true leader, a great friend, and a kind and caring person. I often enjoyed our conversations about family, sports, bbq, and so many other topics. We shared a million laughs together quoting our favorite movies and one liners. I feel extremely fortunate for my short time of 5 years working with him, but I will always remember those as some of the very best. My heart goes out to all three of you as well as to Bryan’s family and friends.
Melanie & Matt Erickson left a message on January 23, 2018:
Nicole, my heart breaks for you and your boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nora Pownell left a message on January 23, 2018:
Hearing of this has given me such a heavy heart. What a kind man, worked with him for many years and he truly was a role model of many kinds. So sorry for all of your losses
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jill & Tom Schaefer - Chicago left a message on January 23, 2018:
Jerry and Deanna~ Kel called and told us about Bryan - we are very sorry to hear about his passing. It's especially hard to hear when it's someone so young. Know we are keeping you in our thoughts. And we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Gear family.
Judith Concha Bustamante de Delgado left a message on January 22, 2018:
Dear David, Frieda, and Family, Manuel and I have received the notice of the passing of your younger brother with astonishment and sorrow. How unexpectedly parts of our souls and of our lives return to our Creator, leaving our hearts in deepest pain!! We would like to give you and the family courage in hope and faith to continue your journey without your beloved brother. While your lives look for consolation in the promises of our Savior, remember how bright was the light and gentle the warmth your brother projected and, with that memory, fill the loneliness left with his death. An immense hug for you and the whole family. We carry you in our hearts. Judy and Manuel Lima, Peru
Alan & Joan Cayer left a message on January 22, 2018:
Nic, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and the boys during this difficult time.
Dan and Amy Johnson left a message on January 22, 2018:
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Todd & Alison Treat left a message on January 22, 2018:
Nicole, we are so sorry for your loss. Your family be in our thoughts and prayers.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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