Gary Mebius


Please join us in celebrating the life of Gary Mebius on Friday, August 12th. The gathering will take place outside at Mebius Nursery, 1700 North Foster. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 PM with a service at 6 PM. A dinner will follow. Please bring a lawn chair and favorite memory.

Gary Lynn Mebius, age 75, passed away on Saturday, July 9th at the Aurora Brule Nursing home.

Gary was born on February 12th, 1947, to Herb and Ethel (Anderson) Mebius. He graduated from Gann Valley High School in 1965 and Dakota Wesleyan in 1970. Gary taught and coached in the Mitchell School District for 7 years. His love of the outdoors led him to open Mebius Nursery and Garden Center. He truly loved his business and was very proud of each and every job that he completed.

Gary’s true passion was hunting and fishing. He fostered many valuable friendships through this passion and never was short on memories or stories about each trip.

He also loved his family deeply, never missing an activity or gathering. Gary loved his trucks, boats, dogs, whiskey and diet coke, strawberry-banana smoothies, and being called the “Gann Valley Flash”.

Gary is survived by his wife, Ila; 3 children: Nicole (Eric) Palmer, grandkids Brynn and Bryce; Marc (Michelle) Mebius, grandkids Hazel and Ruby; Molly (Kevin) Weis, grandkids Maryah, Emma, Aspen, and Micah; brother, Rodney; sister, Linda; sister-in-law, Short (Larry) Larson. Gary is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Wilbur and Laverna Friesen, and many special hunting dogs.

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