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Gary Albright

June 17, 1942 — May 8, 2019


Gary A. Albright, 76, of Kronenwetter, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Ascension St. Clare Hospital.

Gary was born in Wausau on June 17, 1942, to the late Leo and Helen (Plautz) Albright. He married the love of his life, Phyllis Hannemann, on October 1, 1966. Together they raised three wonderful children, Daniel, Mark and Chari.

After graduating from Wausau East High School, Gary went on to gain two more years of technical education before going to work for GTE Company; where he retired from after 35 years of employment. He later worked part time for O’Reilly’s for several years before retiring last Spring.

Traveling, building projects, listening to Polkas and watching old westerns on tv were just a few of the things that Gary enjoyed doing. He loved to take a break to go and talk with the neighbors and meet his friends for breakfast; but most important to Gary was his family. He loved his wife and children, but spending time with his grandchildren is what brought him true joy. Gary will truly be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Gary is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Daniel (April), Mark (Mary), and Chari (Scott). He is further survived by his grandchildren, Justin, Ben, Kattie, Kyle, and Emilee; step-grandchildren, Anthony (Caitlin), Tyler and Logan; step-greatgrandchildren, Finn and Oliver; his brothers, James (Geri) and Thomas; his sister-in-law, Sandy Albright; as well as his nieces, Stacie, Dawn and Crystal.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Leroy; sister-in-law, Georgia; and brother-in-law, Roger.

Visitation will take place from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, with a celebration of Gary’s life to be held at 2:00 pm. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven in the Town of Kronenwetter. Please go to to sign the family guestbook.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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