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Gary W. Heuer

April 6, 1942 April 3, 2019
Gary W. Heuer
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Obituary for Gary W. Heuer

Funeral services for Gary Heuer, 76, Brookings, and formerly Aberdeen, are 1:00 pm, Monday, April 8, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pastors Liz Dieseth Pearl and Roger Noer officiating. Military honors by Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post 24. Burial at Riverside Memorial Park. Gary died Wednesday, April 3, at Neighborhoods of Brookview, Brookings.

Visitation: 3:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, family present 5:00-7:00, prayer service 7:00 pm, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home.

Gary was born on a farm southwest of Onida, SD on April 6, 1942 to Raymond and Odessa (Rieger) Heuer. He grew up in the Pierre area, earned his GED, and joined the Army. He married Helen Adam on August 8, 1964 in Tripp, SD and they spent most of their married life in Aberdeen. Gary worked for the American Automobile Association and Prudential Insurance Company as a salesman. During this time he made many lifelong friends and connections.

Gary was most remembered as an outdoorsman. A hunter and fisherman, he was truly at home watching wildlife, learning how to live off the land, and working to understand how it all fit together. As a fisherman, he got to tell stories of the one that didn’t get away. He still holds records for both state and world record fish. He was a founding member of the Dacotah Territory Muzzle Loader Club.

In addition to being an outdoorsman, Gary was a Master Gardener, enjoyed playing chess, wood carving, and flint knapping. In his younger days, it was not uncommon to see him out at a rendezvous in buckskin pants and cotton shirt, with his black powder musket by his side. He loved to share what he knew with those willing to listen.

Grateful for having shared Gary’s life are his wife, Helen, daughter, Melanie (Steve) Timmerman, Brookings, their children, Samuel, Grace, Rachel, Luke, and Sarah; daughter, Melissa Heuer, Aberdeen, her children Mary and Anthony and his sons, Brayden and Noah; son, Jason (Amanda) Heuer, Marysville, WA, their sons, Bentley and Austin, sister, Doris St. John, Sioux Falls.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Virgil, James and Gale.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

7

Apr

3:00 PM 4/7/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Family present from 5:00 to 7:00

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Prayer Service

Sunday

7

Apr

7:00 PM 4/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

8

Apr

1:00 PM 4/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Aberdeen

1429 N Dakota St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - Aberdeen
1429 N Dakota St Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

1706 W Melgaard Rd
Aberdeen, SD 57401

1706 W Melgaard Rd Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States
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