Gary A. "GRUMPY" Bayness
July 28, 1946 - July 26, 2015
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Thursday 7/30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Thursday 7/30, 12:00 pm
St. Joseph Cemetery
Appleton, WI
Friday 7/31
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Gary A. Bayness, age 68, passed away peacefully with his wife Lynn at his side on July 26, 2015, after a long illness. Gary was born July 28, 1946, in Cook County, Illinois, and was adopted by George and Grace Bayness and moved to Ashland, Wisconsin. The family moved several times and settled in Appleton.…

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Cheryll Sommers Doyle left a message on July 29, 2015:

My sincerest sympathy and love to you, Lynn and your entire family during this time and in the coming months. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sending you my biggest hugs and always my love.....xoxo

Chuck Bongers left a message on July 29, 2015:

I am so very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Gary and I lived on Buchanan St. in Little Chute for a few years while we were in grade school at St. John's and we were best of friends during that time. I remember both his Mom Grace and Dad George and they would invite me along on some of their family things. But one time I remember vividly is the trip we took riding in the lead engine of the C & NW train (his Dad worked at the railroad roundhouse in Appleton) and went to Manitowoc and back. We left about 11:30 p.m.and you'd have thought we were going to the moon. It was very exciting and his Dad made sure we both had a great time riding up front with the conductor. Gary was a good friend and although I haven't seen him since those days long ago I remember him well. My sympathies to your family.

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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