Memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Marathon Community Center. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent at martinmatticefuneralhome.com.
Gary Lee Wenck was born Sept. 8, 1955 in Spencer, to Norma (Wright) and Daniel J. Wenck. He was baptized on May 12, 1963 at the Methodist Church in Sioux Rapids.
Gary attended K-12 at Sioux Rapids, and graduated in 1974. While in school Gary played football all four years and made First Team All-Conference his senior year. He enjoyed basketball for three years, and was a Letterman all four years of high school.
On March 28, 1981 his son, Ryan was born. Then on Sept. 18, 1994 Gary and Kerri's pride and joy was born, their son Logan. Gary exchanged vows with the love of his life, Kerri Jones on May 13, 1995 at the community center in Marathon.
Throughout Gary's life he worked hard as a farmer, truck driver, construction worker, and owner of Up & Down Door Service for the past eleven years.
Gary's interest were going fishing with Logan, watching Kerri and Logan work with the dogs and riding their horses, being a volunteer fireman for Marathon's Fire Department, playing cards, especially Texas Hold'em, and spending time with his family and friends.
Those left to cherish the memories of Gary are his wife, Kerri and son, Logan of Marathon, son, Ryan of Oklahoma; sister, Beverly Koster of Marathon; brothers, Daniel (Rhonda) Wenck of Lake Forest, Calif., Larry (Linda) Wenck of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sisters, Debbie (Larry) Kacmarynski of Rembrandt, Lori Ashley of Linn Grove; nieces and nephews; extended family, friends, and of course Charlie and Solo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Norma Wenck June 18, 1979.
Gary requested a celebration instead of a funeral, so please have some fun for him.