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Gary L. Sauter
June 27, 1951 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Gary, known as “Leo” since his youth at Marshfield High School, passed away on August 20th at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, WI. He was 72 years old. Although he battled illness over the last year, he kept his wonderful attitude and spirit right up until his last moments on earth. He spent his final days with his family and dearest friends and was able to hug and kiss them good bye.
Gary's life began June 27th, 1951. As a young child, little blue eyed, curly-haired Gary played and explored with his friends, his big brother Steve and little sister Jan in his boyhood village of Dorchester where his father, Vern Sauter, owned a family business and his mother Evelyn (Scidmore) Sauter was a homemaker. He was later joined in his family by his brother Gregg. It was in Dorchester where Gary had his first job, riding shotgun on the local dairy truck, delivering jugs of milk and making friends throughout the village.
After high school Leo joined the United States Navy. When returning to civilian life, he embarked upon a life-long career as a long-distance semi-truck driver in the U.S. and Canada. Though he worked hard at his job, it never meant as much to him as having a fun and humorous adventure of any kind. And he had a great love for music. He knew the history of virtually every rock n roll and blues song, musician and band.
Gary charmed and delighted his family and friends with his quick wit, teasing and joking, and was known for making people laugh. This was Gary’s greatest gift to the world – the gift of laughter! Gary always left you with a smile on your face! He stayed in close touch with loved ones both near and far, always being the one to reach out and send a smile through the phone. In his heart, Gary felt a close and personal relationship with God.
After Gary's passing, a Celebration of Life was held for him in Green Bay where he lived for most of his adult life. Many amusing stories and lots of love were shared among his friends and family, who hold beautiful memories of his life.
All financial gifts will go to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (1660 E Shore Dr, Green Bay, WI 54302) in honor of Gary L. Sauter who loved all the little critters that visited him in the backyard of his Green Bay condo.
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