Passed away peacefully after a lengthy and courageous battle with MS.
Gary is survived by Carol, best friend and wife of 62 years, and his loving and supportive children Valerie & Bernie Willms and Vance Oestreich & Julie Schippanoski. Proud grampa of Adam Willms (Gwen) and Alexandra McClarnon (Ryan), and great grampa to Carter Willms and Grace McClarnon. Pre-deceased by parents Harold and Marianne Oestreich, brother Wayne and his wife June, parents-in-law Russel and Irene, and brothers-in-law Wib Bender and George Siket. Survived by sisters Beverly Siket and Patricia Nusink, sister-in-law Diane Bender, and sister-in-law Donna Schnarr and her husband Paul. Will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Gary was a letter carrier for thirteen years,an avid golfer, fisherman and cat lover.
Friends and relatives are invited to a Visitation at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Saturday, February 4th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. A private cremation service will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the KW Humane Society and condolences for the family may be arranged through www.erbgood.com.
“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course.”
- St. Timothy