Gary L. Wiswasser

Born: Fri., Aug. 19, 1955
Died: Wed., Apr. 22, 2020


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Gary L. Wiswasser, age 64, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio.

He was born August 19, 1955, in Lima to Billy F. and Alice M. (Maag) Wiswasser, Sr..  His mother survives near Columbus Grove and his father preceded him in death on May 2, 2007.

On May 18, 1974, he married Kim LaDow, and she survives near Columbus Grove..

Gary is survived by his son, Elijha (Lisa) Wiswasser of Columbus Grove; grandson, Elijah J Wiswasser; one brother, Billy (Jeanna) Wiswasser, Jr. of Vaughnsville; two sisters, Deborah Schmersal and Sharon Harman both of Columbus Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

Gary was a graduate of LCC, Lima, Ohio, followed by two years of training for HVAC, and earned his Journeyman's Skilled Trade License.  He had worked 32 years at the Toledo Correctional Institute, from which he retired.  Gary was a member of the Riley Creek United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed the outdoors: gardening, biking in the rain, camping and fishing.  He also loved helping with the farm.

Gary loved his family....truly, he did.

Due to the Covid virus, a Celebration of Gary's life will be announced and held at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.

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Judy Bailey
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for the family at this time

Teresa Huff
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
To the family of Gary, I would like to give my sympathy and hope you can find comfort in memories

Troas Mantooth
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Kimmie & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. May the good Lord be with all of you at this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Marty Kaplan family
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
My sympathies to you all

Mike & Lynn
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
There are not enough words to express what a good friend, good Christian human being Gary was. Mike & I are so proud and blessed to have been a part of his life. Mr. Fun will live in our hearts forever. And, Kimmie, you know we are here for you every step . May God Bless and Keep You. We love you

mike bryan
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Sharon and Bill sorry to hear about your loss Gary was a great guy MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCE TO YOUR FAMILYS

Jenny Neal
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Kimmie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary was an amazingly kind and funny man, who I know loved you dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I love you, sis. God Bless.

Cindy Parkins
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Breaks my heart to hear of Gary's passing. I am so so sorry Kimmie. Prayers, hugs and love to you and your family. Love you my friend.

Chris Brown
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your Pops Eli, God Bless you and your family.

Nancy Thorburn
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
You and your family have my sympathy. May he rest in peace.

Jim Hobbs
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
I worked with Gary for many years at both AOCI and TOCI. I always enjoyed our conversations. My condolences to his family.

Marge Schroeder
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
So sorry to hear about your husband passing. I will be playing for you.

Dan Laux
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
My sympathy and prayers to Gary’s family. Rest In Peace Gary. I remember many great years that Gary worked at ACI I think he was there 17 years and he was always ready to do whatever the job required. Gary was a great guy .

Jim Murphy
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
I worked with Gary in maintenance at TOCI. It saddened me to hear that Gary passed away, because he had looked forward to enjoying his retirement with his family. He will be with us in spirited enjoying the ultimate retirement in heaven. My prayers go to the family.

Rachael and Todd Hermiller
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Susan Siefker
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Want to express my deepest condolences. Gary was a class mate when he went to Columbus Grove School. He was a very nice guy. The Class of 1973 considered him a classmate even though he graduated at LCC. The class will be sending $25 to the Columbus Grove Library to go towards the purchase of a book in memory of Gary having to do with one of his interests.

Harold and Sheila Hairston
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. If there is anything that you think we could help you with, please don't hesitate to ask.

Deb pingle
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. I know he will be missed. I pray that God will comfort you and give you strength to get through this difficult time.

Cliff and Joan Collar
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
Cliff and I are so saddened by Gary's passing. He was a truly great guy who worked hard and always had the kindest heart. I recall he helped me tremendously when I went to Toledo Correctional as a crisis response team. He was kind and compassionate and was taken from this earth far too soon. Sending prayers and condolences.


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