George " Keith" Gnagy, age 95, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Northern Lakes Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana. He formerly was a longtime Fremont resident.
Mr. Gnagy was a band teacher all his life, and retired from Fremont High School as music teacher and band director.
He graduated from Hamilton High School and the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, and received his master's degree in teaching from Northwestern University at Gunnison, Colorado.
He was a United States WW II Marine Corps veteran, serving from 1944-1946.
Mr. Gnagy was a member of Clear Lake Lutheran Church.
He was born on April 26, 1918, in Hamilton to Kenneth and Olive Gnagy. He married Pauline U. Lowery on May 4, 1939, in Bloomington and she preceded him in death May 5, 2010.
Surviving are two daughters, Mellodee and Peter Barlow of Portland, Ore., and Sherree Shilt of Kearney, Mo.; two sons, Dan and Shari Gnagy and Jon and Robin Gnagy, all of Angola; two grandchildren; Andrew Shilt and Heather Lee, and two great-grandchildren; Isabella and Harbor.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, June Meyer, and a brother, Jerald Gnagy.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Miller officiating. Burial will be in Clear Lake Lutheran Cemetery at Fremont. With military committal services conducted by members of Fremont American Legion Cassel Post 257.
Memorials are to the Fremont High School Music Department.