Sorry for your loss. I am also a paramedic and shot with Gary in St Cloud. I will miss him.
Gary your were one of the finest popele I have ever known. You have touched many lives during the years, mine being one of them. You were a great person, friend and teacher and the world is poorer for your passing.
I loved working with Gary! Our jobs are quite similar and it was great to discuss EMS challenges and successes with Gary. He was a tremendous leader, friend to many and his loss is a huge blow. Thank you Gary for all you did! My sincere prayers to the family and all who were touched by this great man!
I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was one of the most kind and pleasant people I have ever worked with. I only wish that I had known him longer. He is one of those people that you wish you had as a close friend. Rest in Peace Gary.
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and all others. Gary was my Boss in Brainerd. He was a very good guy! He knew his job and always strived to make it better for us. He was taken too soon and may you find peace in your memories and I hope time will ease your families pain.
Pearson family, May you find comfort in the years of good memories of your beloved husband and father.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time.
I knew Gary for many years and worked with him in many different places from Wadena to Brainerd to Minneapolis. Our boys were friends. Our paths crossed many times. Randy and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Renee, and family. It was a long time ago, but have great memories when Gary was in Fargo. You have my thoughts and prayers. Murray Moen, F-M Ambulance.
I've only had the pleasure to see Gary pass by busily into Joe's office....and the precious few times I was able to talk, laugh, and enjoy his company at North's annual Long Hot Summer. There are no words to express the loss of such a great man. He was humble, he was real, he was a leader, and made everyone feel like they were more than just an employee, but a friend. I cannot imagine the emotions that those closest to him are going through...please know that he touched many lives and will be missed by so many. You have my greatest sympathy. With much love, Tif
Only knew you a short 3-4 years but really enjoyed working with you. Will miss you around the garage...
Rest in peace Gary, our friend. Your legagacy will live on.
Patrick Lee Arrowhead EMS Association
You were my first employer at age 12. It wasn't the most pleasant of jobs, but I enjoyed being the pain in the butt little brother in law hanging around the cops and paramedics at the ambulance garage more than the work. Saturday night monster movies, CB radios, being chased by my own brother in law in The Grey Ghost & telling you I didn't know it was a cop car. (Statute of Limitations must be out on that by now - I knew it was you, and I knew it was a cop car. I was just trying to help you gain valuable chase training early on in your police career - you did great!)You were the only one who stopped in to visit me when I was St. John's in Fargo. I could go on and on how you're positive influence almost convinced me to add more red lights and sirens to the family inventory. I chose the amber light and no siren career in telecommunications instead. I bragged often about you and your work. All of that pales in comparison to your legacy as a husband, father and grandfather. RIP, Gary - the guy with the wide, million dollar mustachioed grin. Heaven now has it's first real paramedic.
You will be missed by many. Thank you for all you wisdom.
Rest in peace Gary , you will be missed
Gary you have touched so many people over the years. Thank you so much for the inspiration. You will be missed my many.
From my first BTLS course in Brainerd that you instructed in the 80's to our work together more recently on the STAC, I've always held you in high regard. Man of integrity and extremely knowledgeable. You will be MISSED.
I remember as kids going to your house or mine to play. You always made me feel welcome and I loved being around you. Always a great man who loved life, family and friends. You will be greatly missed by so many but never forgotten.I will see you in heaven my cousin.
Dear Gary, you left you mark in life on so many people, it is impossible to count. Not least of all, your brother, Bill. As Bills wife, I can tell you he spoke of you often and saw you as the hero that you are. The positive influence you have had on your brother is life altering in the most positive way. We will miss you and know that you are in a better place and looking down on us with dad. Your sister-in law, Beverly.
Such a kind and generous man! He will be sadly missed by so many! Has touched so many lives! He will NOT be forgotten! Linda Hinz - EMD, North Memorial Dispatch
You were taken from us too soon but I know that you are not alone. I am sure dad and Katie met you at the gates. You were a big part of making me the man I am today.I can only hope to be half the man you are. I love you Gary