OBITUARY

Gary Allen Blang

August 9, 1943June 26, 2012

Gary Blang Gary A. Blang, 68, of Morton , Washington, passed away on June 26th, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. He was born August 9th, 1943, in Black River Falls , Wisconsin . He graduated from Fairchild High School , Fairchild , WI , in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army as a Motorman from 1961-1968. He served on active duty from 61-63. Then served in the Reserve from 63-68 and received an Honorable Discharge. Gary was very proud of the unit he served with, the 32nd Infantry Division known as the “Red Arrows”. He received multiple metals throughout his military career and met his loving wife Anna while stationed at Fort Lewis . After being discharged from the Army, he worked at Mt. Adams Planer Mill in Randle , WA , before going to work at Cowlitz Stud in Morton, where he eventually retired. During his time at Cowlitz Stud, he also owned and operated Blang Shoe Repair. On June 19, 1965, he married Anna and they resided in Morton until his passing. He is survived by his wife, Anna Blang of Morton; mother Lucille Springer, of Sun Prairie, WI; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Debra Blang, grandsons Justin and Tyler, currently residing in Olympia WA; daughter and son-in-law, Carman and Bill Tibbits, grandsons Joey and Eric, of Morton, WA; brother Dennis and wife Carol Blang of Monona, WI; sister Barbara and husband Rick Amundson of Eau Claire, WI; sister Janice and husband Bob Lightfoot, of Eau Claire, WI. Also, numerous nieces and nephews who currently reside in Wisconsin . Gary was preceded in death by his father Ernie Blang and step-father, Chuck Springer. The service was held Monday, July 2, 2012, at Brown Mortuary, in Morton , WA . Burial took place at the Morton Cemetery with his grandsons acting as casket barriers. The luncheon was held at the Tiller Art Center in Morton , WA following the service. To My Family and Friends By; Joy Flake To all my family and friends, from whom I hear from now and then, Just wanted to say that I love you each and everyday. You fill my heart with love and laughter and without that nothing else matters, and all the things that we've been through, would mean nothing if I didn't have you. So please take my hand and together let's make a stand, to form a bond of love with the help from above, and not let little things get in the way, because we may not have another day, to tell that person I love you, which we may regret in some way. Please know that you’re in my heart, and will stay that way and never part. Just wanted to say, that I love you and I hope you love me too.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Reception Following Interment
REMEMBERING

Gary Allen Blang

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January 4, 2013

Happy New Year, my love. A new year without you. I miss you so very much, you are in my thoughts everyday. Love, Anna

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas my love. We miss you very much. Love, Anna and family

December 16, 2012

I was really looking forward to your and Uncle Gary's visit this past September, so sad it never happened. I still think about Uncle Gary often.

My memories of him are,...the smell of his Skoal and to this day, I still love that aroma and going to Wally's Chalet for Poor Man's Lobster that he loved so much. And his huge concern for Sam, when Sam was going through cancer.

Miss you Uncle Gary..

Anna Blang

August 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Darling.
Anna and your Loveing family

Anna Blang

August 9, 2012

8-9-12
Happy Birthday Dear, we all miss you.
Anna and your loving family

Anna Blang

August 9, 2012

8-9-12
Happy Birthday Dear, we all miss you.
Anna and your loving family

Lisa Hengel

July 8, 2012

Sorry to hear about the recent loss of Uncle Gary. I have memories of him and your family when you visited us in Marshfield years ago. My thoughts are with you.

Linda Burt

July 6, 2012

Sorry to hear of your borther's passing, Dennis. My thoughts are with you.

Diana Benson

July 5, 2012

Papa will always be in our hearts. We were very blessed to have him in our lives.

Todd and Edith Lightfoot

June 30, 2012

So sorry to hear of Uncle Gary's passing. Our thoughts are with you and the family.