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Gary L. Stern

Gary L. Stern

Gary L. Stern, 69, of Red Wing, died on Saturday, February 2, 2019 after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was born February 22, 1949 in Red Wing to Walter and Bernice (Graetz) Stern.

He grew up on a family farm near Ellsworth. After graduating, he joined the Air Force.

In January 1974, he married Barbara Simones; they later divorced. They had four children. He joined his father on the farm. Gary took over in 1976 as 3rd generation owner.

In 1994, he married Judy Matthees of Goodhue. He was working at Corner Medical until retirement in 2011. Gary and Judy enjoyed many cruises and playing cards. Gary was a life member at the Ellsworth American Legion and Ellsworth Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter Clarissa (Jake); sons, Benjamin (Jeni), Christopher, and Daniel (Megan); grandchildren, Kaleb, Cameron, Haley, Conner, Jaylee, Addison, Jacob, and Charlotte; step-grandchildren, Jenna and Sam; mother, Bernice; brother, Dennis (Mary Lee); sisters, Rita (Bob), Judy, and Peggy (Mark); sister-in-law, Bette (Larry).

He was proceeded in death by his father, Walter.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth, WI. Visitation will be at 9 am-11 am on the day of service.