Gary C. Martin
August 20, 1947 - July 24, 2008
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
105 N. Olk St.
Hortonville, WI
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Gary C. Martin Appleton Age 60, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Cherry Meadows with his family by his side, after a one year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Gary was born on August 20, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1965. He then attended UW Oshkosh…

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Doug Benz left a message on April 6, 2009:
Sarah - I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. We haven't talked in years, but you're never far from my thoughts. I wish you peace and strength during this sad time. Gary was not in what I would consider the average "customer demographic" of Illusions, but he was an awesome regular. I loved it when he would stop in just to chat. He was a really great guy, and I completely appreciated his friendship, sense of humor, wisdom, and genuine class. My condolences to you and all of your family.
Chris Marlborough left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mary Kay and Sarah, I will forever be inspired by Gary's courage, strength, and humor. His love for life and having fun was truly amazing. He took so much pride in his work and the company he loved. Whenever he would receive a phone call from "Little One" or "Peanut" he would be smiling from ear to ear. He was so very proud of both of you. You know how much he meant to me and as hard as it was, we needed to love him enough to let him go. It comforts me to know he struggles no more. Take care of yourselves. You both have been so wonderful in the love, care and concern you have shown to GM during his illness. GM may be gone from earth but he will live in all of our memories forever.
Don & Jurate Krabill left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary Kay, and with your family. You are on our minds.... and please know that Gary had a brother who thought the world of him and considered him his best friend. God bless you.
Dave and Barb Beck left a message on April 6, 2009:
We don't have to tell you how much we will miss Gary and how much you mean to us. Our friendship has a special bond that was made on July 19th l996. That bond will never be broken because of the love it has created between us. I know that Matt and Tanya were there to take Gary's hand and welcome him. What a glorious feeling to have! God Bless your family and especially that new baby that will fill your heart with love. We love you Dave and Barb
Missy and Bart Paradeis left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mary and Sarah, Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Gary was a great man. I am very greatful to have had great memories with him. I will always cherish those trips to the packer games and brewer games in the RV. He will be greatly missed! If you need anything I'm here to help.
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Claire & Steve Letourneaux left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mary and Sarah, We were out of state and just learned of Gary's passing. We were saddened to hear. Please know you are in our thougths and prayers at this most difficult time. We were so happy to be seated with you at Jason's wedding so we could catch up on your lives. God bless and grant you comfort and peace. Claire & Steve
Jimmy Poff left a message on April 6, 2009:
My family would like to offer our condolances to your family. May God be with you during this time of grief. Our prayers and thoughts have been with you through this troubling time. He is in a much better place with no pain now. Just remember that you will have an eternity to spend with him when the time comes. With Deepest Sympathy Jimmy, Janet, and Dusty Poff Gary's Cousin
Nancy Dey left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mary Kay & Sarah, My deepest sympathy to both of you during this very sad time. Gary was such an incredible man; I know this because I heard it often from my daughter, Heather. She talked about him often and admired him beyond words. I was able to visit with him briefly last week along with Heather and was very moved by his humor, courage and deep love for both of you. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with my daughter, she will miss him terribly, but she will never stop talking about him. With Heart, Nancy Dey
Joy (Poff) Luckenbaugh left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mary and family. I am so saddened by Gary's illness and passing. I will forever remember is laugh and teasing of his younger cousins. Please be comforted that he is in a much better place. I am sure Matt was there to meet him. Love, Joy
Mark & Stacey Loge left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mary Kay, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so glad we had the chance to spend a weekend with you, Gary, Keith and Pam a few years back at our first Packers game. We have great memories of tailgating with you outside of Lambeau Field and felt like we knew you for a lifetime after one weekend! With deepest sympathy.
Ricklyn Beach left a message on April 6, 2009:
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time. Life sometimes seems so unfair as it takes from us way too early those we care about and love. I hope that the love and support of family and friends are a comfort during this time of loss.
Jason Birky left a message on April 6, 2009:
In memory of a gentleman that I enjoyed a few ball games with that was fun to be around, enjoyed life, and was successful in both his personal and public life.
Dave Hawkinson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Martin Family, It is with deep sorrow that I write this as I have been a good friend of Gary's for many years. I will especially miss our times on the golf course and the visits he has made to the (3) mills I've enjoyed working for & working with August Winters & Sons. Our thoughts prayers are with you. Dave Hawkinson
Judi and Jim Mittlestead left a message on April 6, 2009:
We cannot put in words how sad we feel and know how difficult it has been for you and your family. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that friends are thinking of you. Love, Jim and Judi
Phil and Sherri Devins left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mary and Sarah~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. It was nice to spend time with Gary at the August Winter functions and he will be greatly missed. Just know that he is in a better place. With deepest sympathy.
Danielle Cooper left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mary Kay, I just wanted to let you know that my family and I are keeping you in our prayers. During RE, I remember our class having a question-answer session...and someone asked what it was like to be married, and you started laughing (probably because we were so young) You told us what Gary was like, and he sounded like an amazing person. I will never forget your and his generosity to Ss. Peter and Paul and to the RE program.(I still have the Bible you gave me). Thanks for everything. My condolances
Jo Dercks left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mary Kay, I would like to extend my condolences to you and your family on your loss. Sincerely, Jo Dercks
candy miller-rusch left a message on April 6, 2009:
dear garys family, i used too volunteer with dorothy at sacred heart with my mom, i suffer frm m.s. since 1997, i had a friend from high school who had a.l.s. he passed away its time for him to take the angels hand and go to heaven to be with the lord.....god bless you all candy miller-rusch
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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