Gary Syring Sr. was a man with many interests. You could find him watching NASCAR racing on TV, attending the yearly demo derbies at the fair, building birdhouses in the backyard, or flying around the country with his brother, LaVern. After retirement, he enjoyed relaxing at home with a good book, watching old movies with his dog Lacey, shining up his pick up truck, and whipping up his homemade mashed potatoes. Whether fishing on Lake Wausau, deer hunting, camping with the family, or taking care of his yard, Gary loved being outdoors.
He was born August 12, 1937 in the town of Frankfort to the late Carl and Anna (Hon) Syring. Gary attended Wausau Senior High School and married his high school sweetheart, DeAnna Mueller on June 23, 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau. They raised four children while Gary worked at Marathon Electric. For over 42 years, he worked various jobs at ME, mainly as a die cast operator retiring in 2000.
On Friday, April 2, 2010, at the age of 72, Gary passed away peacefully in his sleep at home.
Survivors include his wife, DeAnna of Wausau, one son, Gary Jr. of Wausau, three daughters, Deb (Lester) Freese, Kim (Daniel) Kluetz, all of Wausau, Vicki (Rich) Tessmer of Weston, eight grandchildren, Ashley Soukup, Jessica Syring, Erica (Josh) Kloth, Tara (Jesse) Petroski, David (Shannon) Cronce, Krissy Cronce, Shane Holcomb, Robert Freese, seven great grandchildren, one brother, LaVern Syring of Wausau, two sisters, Jean (Vernon) Marson of New Berlin, Joyce (Bill) Opichka of Wausau, and many relatives.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Peace United Church of Christ, Schofield. Rev. Larry Treece will officiate. Entombment will be in Garden of Eternal Rest Mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. today at the Helke Funeral Home, Wausau and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. You may sign our family guest book at helke.com.
Helke Funeral Home
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Wausau, WI 54401
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