Gary Wohlers

Gary L. Wohlers, 78, was born November 26, 1943 in Caledonia, MN and passed away Friday, August 19, 2022 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A memorial service will be held September 30 in New Albin. Family and friends will be notified of the details, which are still to be determined.

Gary grew up in New Albin, the son of Earl and Bertha Wohlers. He had two brothers, Bob and Randy, and three sisters, Annette, Jan and Diane. Gary excelled at sports and in choir.  A handsome and outgoing young man… so full of life.

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy. He sang in the Navy Choir and sang on an official Navy album. He was trained as a signalman on a ship. He served in Vietnam. Sadly, the war took a toll on him.

After getting married in 1971, he gained two children, Peter and Patti Scanlan. He was a good father, and after a year, he had a son of his own, Gary Thomas Wohlers (Tom). Although the marriage didn’t last for a lifetime, the bond with his children did.

He has struggled with physical ailments since the 1980s. He was not a materialistic man. He lived a simple life. He had a good heart and a good sense of humor.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending time with friends, drinking beer and listening to country music. His body finally gave out after many years of pain, and his mind is finally at peace.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Annette (Schoh); and his younger brother, Randy. He leaves behind his three children, Pete (Dana), Patti (Scott) and Tom; his older brother, Bob; his sisters, Jan and Diane; his grandchildren, Shauna, Chris and Patrick; his great-grandchildren, Melanie, Leah, Ethan, Jed and Eve; and many nieces and nephews.

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