Died: Friday Jul-26-2019
Funeral: To Be Announced
Morrison Funeral Home
188 S. Hwy 24
Rupert, Idaho 83350
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Gary Wickel passed peacefully at home on July 26, 2019. He was born in 1945 in Albion, Idaho to parents H. Marvin Wickel and Betty C. Wickel (Asher). Gary’s childhood was spent riding and playing with cousins from Elba, Almo, and Albion. He attended elementary school in Albion and Malta. His family moved to Shoshone, later King Hill and back to Declo, Idaho as he grew up. He attended Declo High school. He was active in sports. Gary graduated from high school in 1964. After high school his rodeo career took up much of his time. The Army called him to serve a tour of duty in Germany with a tank battalion. Following his service in the Army, Gary had jobs mostly in construction and agriculture. Gary married Sandy Smith. They had a son Justin Wickel. They later divorced. The past two years Gary experienced the freedom and love he had missed for many years. He was blessed with many acts of kindness from friends, family and the medical field, and hospice in the end. Gary will be missed by his love and soulmate Mary Jo Gibson, who provided a lasting bond of love, devotion, and care he needed, his family; brother and Lee and Carol Wickel, cousins, uncles, aunts and friends. Urn placement along with Military Rites will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Grandview Cemetery in Elba, Idaho . Cremation services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home, 188 South Hwy 24 in Rupert.
Condolences for Gary Wickel
From: Wayne Fuqua
To Gary’s family and friends,
Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy on Gary’s passing. I'm glad that Gary was able to enjoy his last few years doing what he enjoyed. The picture of him with fish he caught is really nice.
My very best wishes to all Gary’s family and friends going forward.
Delco High School class of 1964
From: Edith Matthews Gunderson
Sorry for your loss.
From: Ken and Helen Thompson
pLEASE EXCEPT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND A BIG THANKS TO THE PEOPLE THAT CARED FOR HIM
From: Bill THOMPSON
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. SENDING prayers to the family.
From: Lee wickel
We will miss your presence and your phone calls.
We were blessed to share times together, some good, some bad and some awesomely HILARIOUS
Pray for your peace anD wellbeing.
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