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Gary Lee Zemke

Gary Lee Zemke

Gary Lee Zemke, age 72, of Salisbury passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Novant Health Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.

Gary was born October 27, 1945 in Red Wing, MN a son of the late Mildred Oelkers Zemke and Theodore Conrad Zemke.

Gary raised three sons in Red Wing with his first wife Jeanne Tomhave Bergner. On May 29, 1993 he was remarried to Holly Neathery, and helped raise two more boys in Durham, NC.

Garywas a graduate of Winona State University, MN and enjoyed a career in Sales, Marketing and Management in the Kitchen Cabinet Industry. He achieved Lifetime Member status in the Elks Club, and was passionate about the Minnesota Gophers.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are his brother Orlin Zemke and wife Shirley; sister Berdell Eastlund and husband Cal; brothers-in-law Bob Anderson and Arlie Anderson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Holly; sons Tony Zemke, Todd Zemke (Jen Matter) and Scott Zemke (Ayme); step-sons Trey Gebhardt (Kristen) and Cory Gebhardt (Jennifer); grandchildren Jasper, Graham and Keaton Zemke; step-grandchildren Katherine and Sadie Gebhardt; sisters Elaine Jorgensen, Arline Anderson, Marian Tesdall (Ron) and Lorraine Anderson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, beginning at 11:30 am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 320 West Avenue, Red Wing, MN. Visitation will begin one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Novant Health Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Zemke family. Online condolences may be made at