Gary James DeMarte age 63 of Hawthorne, WI passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Gary was born November 11, 1948 in Duluth, MN to Charles & 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, WI 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.
Among those who survive and gratefully shared his life is his wife Julie of Hawthorne, WI, two children: Jessie (Steven) Phillips of Marion, Iowa, Sara (David) Meller of Hawthorne, WI, 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.
He is preceded in death by his father Charles DeMarte.
In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the
at P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
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.
A Celebration of Gary's Life will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Solon Springs School 8993 E. Baldwin Ave. Solon Springs, WI. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the school on Saturday. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home and cremation services of Solon Springs WI. Online condolences may be shared at www.brownfuneralhome.net