Gary Joseph Thimmesch

Gary Joseph Thimmesch

Gary Joseph Thimmesch


Gary Joseph Thimmesch, 67, of Marion, passed away at his home on May 8, 2023.

Gary was born Feb. 18, 1956, in La Crosse, Wis., son of John and Georgina Thimmesch.

Gary graduated with the Class of 1975 from East Buchanan High School in Winthrop, Iowa. Gary was the owner of Gary Thimmesch Trucking for many years. Gary was an avid NASCAR, Packers, and Hawkeyes fan.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Heather (Josh) Eckhoff; two granddaughters, Maxine and Addalyn; one grandson, Dustin; his father, John Thimmesch; three sisters, Sue Hundley (Russ Reeder) of Elgin, Jackie (Steve) Oliver of Aurora and Karen (Jim) Dillman of Ft. Mohave, Ariz.; two brothers, Ken (Karen) Thimmesch, Tiffin, and Mike Thimmesch of Arlington; sister-in-law, Tammy Thimmesch, Kasson, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his mom, Georgina; and brother, Jim.

A celebration of life will take place at the Aurora Legion Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023, with a luncheon to follow. The family will gather later for his burial.

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