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Gary A. Fehlhaber

Gary A. Fehlhaber Gary A. Fehlhaber


Gary A. Fehlhaber, 64, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. There will be a visitation open for family and friends of Gary on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Helke Funeral Home. Facemasks are required by all of those attending. Due to COVID restrictions, the funeral service on Friday for Gary will be private to only invited guests by the family. Gary will be placed at his final resting place at Restlawn Memorial Park among his parents.

Gary was born May 16, 1956 to Earl and Alice (Fisher) Fehlhaber. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. His passion for business and driven hard work allowed Gary to hold several executive positions for many companies, and eventually the owner of his own business. Gary met his wife, Debra, working at a grocery store in Wausau. Quickly, they realized their love for each other and were married on May 3, 1980.

The most important things to Gary were God and his family. Gary always put God as #1 in his life by attending church weekly, reading the bible, praying, and serving as president of the church. Debra and Gary loved to travel near and far on their motorcycle several times a week. Life at the lake was where you could find Gary making endless memories water skiing, tubing, pontoon rides and telling endless funny stories around the fire. Gary’s three sons, Eric, Mike, and Andrew will forever miss the love, life-lessons, and laughter he brought to them every day.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 40 years of marriage, Debra; three sons, Eric (Terri), Michael (Lacey), and Andrew (Haley); grandchildren, Braelynn, Kyelynn, and Brenna; siblings, James and Shirley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Alice.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers may be sent to Helke Funeral Home (302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401) or Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (703 Flieth St, Wausau, WI 54401).

The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of Aspirus Hospital for the sympathetic and loving care given to Gary in his last days.

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