Gartner, Gary L., age 60, known to family and friends as G-Man or G2, passed peacefully on September 22 at his home in White Bear Lake. Gary will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gayle; his sons David (Jessica) Palmer of Cottage Grove, and Jeffrey (Domonique) Palmer of Wyoming, MN; and by the three brightest lights in his life, his grandchildren Stella, Kyla, and Jackson. His brother Norman (Shelley) of Plymouth, sister Cindy Johnston of New Hope, step-mother Maysel Gartner of Auburn, WA, mother-in-law Claire Cook of White Bear Lake, and many nieces, nephews and friends will also cherish Garyâs memory. Gary will be reunited with family and friends he has not seen in a long time, including his parents Joseph and Inge Gartner and his daughter Kate Palmer. An opportunity to visit with family and celebrate Garyâs life will take place on Friday, September 25, between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Memorial Funeral Home in White Bear Lake; all attending must wear facemasks. A funeral service will be held in Park Rapids at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 29, at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial at St. Maryâs Catholic Cemetery in Two Inlets. Special thanks to the Neuro-oncology team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for giving us hope and precious time, and to the HealthPartners Hospice Team, especially Dawn, Brenda, Theresa and Ann, for their help, care and compassion. Spend time with your family, take a walk on the beach with your loved ones, and make a toast to enduring friendships lifelong and beyond -- this is what Gary would wish for you. In lieu of flowers, buy yourself some Hersheyâs chocolate -- he would have wanted that too.
Obituary as published in Star Tribune & Pioneer Press- September 24, 2020
Age 60 of White Bear Lake
Passed away on September 22, 2020. Preceded in death by parents Joseph & Ingeborg and daughter Kate Palmer. Survived by wife Gayle; sons Dave (Jessica) Palmer & Jeff (Domonique) Palmer; grandchildren Stella, Kyla & Jackson; siblings Norman (Shelley) Gartner & Cindy Johnston; many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Friday, September 25th from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm at MUELLER MEMORIAL, 4738 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake. Service Tuesday, September 29th at 11:00 am at ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 305-5TH Street, Park Rapids, MN with interment to follow at St. Maryâs Cemetery in Two Inlets, MN. In lieu of flowers, buy yourself a full size Hershey Bar, Gary would have wanted that.