3/15/1939 – 2/26/2011
Visitation will begin Wednesday, March 2, at 3pm at Heartland Funeral Home with family present at 6pm and a Scripture Service at 7pm. Funeral services will be at 10am on Thursday, March 3 also at Heartland Funeral Home with Fr. Charles Cimpl officiating. Burial will follow at St Michael’s cemetery.
Gary was born on March 15, 1939 in Aberdeen, SD, to Delbert and Alice Inglis (Meister).
As a youngster he lived in Groton, SD, White Lake, SD, Larchwood, IA and in Sioux Falls, SD. He graduated from Washington High School. Gary worked at the South Dakota Air National Guard until he retired in 1985.
He was united in marriage to Marie Soldatke on August 13, 1960 in Sioux Falls, SD. Marie preceded him in death on May 15, 2001. They lived in Sioux Falls, SD all their married life. Gary was a member of St Michael’s Church and the Moose Lodge.
Grateful for having shared his life are his three daughters; Deb (Dan) Buehner, Tammy (Pat) Stauffacher, and Brenda (Marv) Kneip-Merrill all of Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren; Brandi (Scott) Flint, Kelsey (Adam) Maeschen, Danielle (Bryce) Bettmann, Kolin Kneip, Axel Stauffacher, Chris Buehner, Hannah Buehner and Lane Kneip, two great-grandchildren; Tenli Maeschen and Serenity Flint and Gary’s very special friend and fiancé, Lorene Thompson.