GARY JAMES DEMARTEGary James DeMarte, 63, of Hawthorne, Wis. passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Gary James DeMarte, 63, of Hawthorne, Wis. passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Gary was born Nov. 11, 1948 in Duluth, to Charles and Lorraine (Carlson) DeMarte.
Gary married Julie Brown May 5, 1987, they celebrated 24 years together.
Gary taught shop class at the Solon Springs School District in Solon Springs, Wis., and retired after 31 years of faithful service. He enjoyed woodworking, Hot Rods, Trout fishing, and loved sharing his passion with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law and son.
He is preceded in death by his father Charles DeMarte.
Among those who survive and gratefully shared his life is his wife Julie of Hawthorne, Wis.; two children Jessie (Steven) Phillips of Marion, Iowa, Sara (David) Meller of Hawthorne, Wis.; seven grandchildren Skyla, Lucas, Sarah, Mathew, and (baby Grace on the way) Phillips, and Jackson, Ethan and Lily Meller; mother Lorraine DeMarte; many nieces and nephews.
A lit window in the darkness marks the room where a woman sits by a sickbed, watching in sorrow disease tightens its grip.
A lit window in the darkness marks the lab where a medical researcher wrestles with puzzles that will unlock a cure.
A special thank you to the St. Lukes Hospice Duluth for their compassionate care of Gary.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012 in the Solon Springs School, 8993 E. Baldwin Ave. Solon Springs, Wis. Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. in the school on Saturday. A private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Solon Springs WisI. Online condolences may be shared at www.brownfuneralhome.net
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