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Gary Lee Wright Sr.

March 11, 1939 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Gary Lee Wright Sr. was born March 11, 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed away May 11, 2022, at Pelican Landing in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school in Des Moines and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

On March 17, 1962, Gary was united in marriage to Marie Nadeau in Presque Isle, Maine. To this union, 6 children were born. They made their home in Maine and Iowa before moving to Frazee. Gary farmed and worked for Daggett Trucking before returning to school at Detroit Lakes Vo-Tech.

Gary owned and operated A&W Small Engine repair in Detroit Lakes, and later drove bus for Anderson Bus and Coach in Frazee.  In his spare time, Gary enjoyed fishing, making quilts, and spending time with his family.

Gary is survived by his children: Peggy (Bob) Jay, Holly (Brian) Geisenhof, Mike (Beth) Wright, Kathy Wright, Mary (Randy) Mayfield, Gary Wright Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; sister, Donna Alexander; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Wright; wife, Marie Wright in 2009; a son in infancy; brother, Darrell Wright.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10am held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, MN with visitation one-hour prior and rosary recited at 8:30am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Detroit Lakes Area Chapter Let's Go Fishing. If you would like to remember your loved one, relative, friend, or neighbor by providing a Memorial Contribution in their honor, please call 218-847-5670 for more information.  Let’s Go Fishing MN  https://detroitlakes.lgfws.com/memorials/

 

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Saturday
May 14, 2022

8:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
202 W Maple Ave
Frazee, MN 56544

Visitation 1 hour prior
Saturday
May 14, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
202 W Maple Ave
Frazee, MN 56544

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
May 14, 2022

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
202 W Maple Ave
Frazee, MN 56544

Donations

Let's Go Fishing Detroit Lakes Area
PO Box 42, Detroit Lakes MN 56502
Tel: 1-218-847-9410
Web: https://detroitlakes.lgfws.com/memorials/

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