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In Memory of Gary Schweizer


10:00 - 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson.

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11:00 AM on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson.

Gary Alan Schweizer, age 56 of River Falls, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at his residence following a battle with cancer.

Gary was born on February 17, 1959 in River Falls, as the youngest child of Douglas and Margaret (Moelter) Schweizer. He grew up in River Falls and graduated from River Falls High School in 1977. In 1983, Gary was united in marriage to Catherine Yunker. The couple was blessed with three children, Jennifer, Nicole, and Jacob. Gary was self-employed as a semi-truck driver and traveled many miles throughout his years.  

Gary was hard working and loyal to family and friends. He always made sure to keep his faith in God close to his heart. Gary was very giving of himself and his time. He always brought his jokester persona with him and could find the humor in almost any situation.  Gary enjoyed taking trips on his motorcycle with his wife and motorcycle gang. He also liked hunting and spending time fishing at the family cabin.

Gary will remain in the hearts of his beloved wife of 32 years, Cathy; children, Jennifer, Nicole, and Jacob; siblings, Jerry (Carol Jeanne) Schweizer, Carol (Jay) Keim, Diane (Mark) Maloney, Larry (Marty) Schweizer; several nieces and nephews; family, Heather (Eddie) Bashaw; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with a visitation one hour prior to the Mass at church. Interment at the Mann Valley Cemetery in River Falls.

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    • Hey Cathy, so sorry for your loss. Sorry this is late. I live in Washington and just friend-ed Monica on facebook. That’s how I found out. Hope you and your children are surrounded with loved ones. Hugs!
      Connie Mae(Antiel)

    • Dear Cathy, Jenny, and Jake, We are so sorry for your loss. Out of sight, but never out of heart and mind, right? The world has lost a kind and beautiful man, but heaven has gained a kind and beautiful soul and a really hilarious angel. You all have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We wish for peace in your hearts.

    • Thoughts and prayers for Gary and your family. We were classmates and I will always remember Gary’s smile and friendly nature. He was a good man and will be missed. Find comfort in the memories.

    • So very sorry for your loss Cathy and family. You and Gary have been in my and my family’s prayers. May the Lord comfort you with his peace. Gary was such a kind a generous man!!

    • Jenny and family – Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • We share your sorrow and ask the Lord to give you peace and comfort at this time of loss in your life. We are parents of DeWayne Hovde but knew Gary and how special he was to everyone. God bless you and may you find JOY in Him.

    • Much love to you all, my heart is heavy for all of you. We are sending prayers and thoughts.
      Sheena, James and the boys

    • Our hearts are crying and praying for you Cathy,Jen,Jake and Nikki.
      If there is anything you need… were just a phone call away always
      Love you all
      DeWayne & Melody

    • Cathy we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    • Dear Cathy & family, We are sooo sorry for your loss. All of us Cunningham’s love you guys & thought the world of Gary. We all have each of you in our prayers & thoughts. Sending hugs until we see you . All our love. Karin & Henry

    • Dear Cathy, We are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy. Our prayers are with you and your family.
      Norm and Sharon

    • We are so sorry for your loss and we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do now and going forward, please let us know!

    • Our love and prayers are with you Cathy, Jenny, Jake, and Nikki. Words cannot express our sympathy.

    • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. My God be with your families at this time.

      Jeff and Lisa Radunzel-Coleman