Gary D. Donelson
December 19, 1934 - March 26, 2007
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 3/29, 1:00 pm

Donelson, Gary Gary D. Donelson, age 72, of Appleton, died Monday morning, 26 March 2007, at his home, with his loving wife by his side. He was born December 19, 1934, to the late Toy and Fern (Wilson) Donelson, in Christopher, IL. On October 7, 1989 he married Katherine and they enjoyed 17 wonderful years…

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Eric Genet left a message on April 19, 2021:
I served with Command Sergeant Major Donelson in the Berlin Brigade in 1986. I was fortunate enough to hear some of his rare recollections of his “special”service in the Vietnam War. I will be forever grateful for his wisdom and the life lessons he shared with me in the short time I had with him. I have never, nor will I ever, forget Command Sergeant Major Gary Donelson. Rest In Peace, sir.
David L. Gilliland left a message on February 3, 2017:
I know this is now almost 10 years since the passing of the Command Sergeant Major. I just happened upon this obituary today and first and foremost I want to give my condolences to the family. I was given the honor as a young NCO to be chosen by the CSM to be his personal driver from early 1997 until I was transferred to a stateside assignment in February of 1988. I held the CSM in the highest regard as an NCO, his service and dedication. I know he is finally resting high upon that mountain now.
Donna Bradley-Moorman left a message on April 6, 2009:
I went to school with Gary since first grade in Christopher, and graduated with him in 1952 from CCHS. He was always a nice, quiet and polite young boy and man. I saw him at our 50th Reunion and talked to him and his wife. He was one of the only ones dressed nicely in a coat and tie!! I applaud his military tour and wish I'd kept in closer touch with him--Appleton is not that far from Rockford, IL.
Brian Roger /Katherine Schmidt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Kathy, Sorry for your Loss. I just wanted to let you know that Gary and you are in my prayers. I want thank you and Gary for getting the x-plan last Thursday 3/22 for my new Truck. Unforionatly I was not able to use because the salesman @ Les Stumpf Frod said that I could not use it and keep the 7yr/100,000 mile warranty.
Sharon MacLean left a message on April 6, 2009:
Kiley our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chippewa Valley winter guards.
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Frances Petty Palmer left a message on April 6, 2009:
I knew Gary many years ago during our school years. He was a very nice young man and I know he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.So many had to move away from Christopher to do what life offered them, but we all think of Christopher as our "home" no matter where we lived. Gary was a good person.
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