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Gary Lee Fuerst, 58, Appleton, passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2012, after a year-long battle with cancer. Gary was born in Appleton, on May 25, 1953, to Madelyn Fuerst and the late A.E. "Todd" Fuerst, Sr. On Oct. 16, 2010, he was married to Sheri (Van Horn) Fuerst.
Gary was employed by Affinity Health Care for over 35 years. He enjoyed Ford Falcons, dancing, cartoons, outdoor activities (biking, skiing, jogging) and spending time with his family and friends. Gary was actively involved in the Falcon Club of America and will be missed by his Falcon family.
Gary will also be dearly missed by his surviving family, beloved wife, Sheri; mother, Madelyn (Mickey); son and daughter-in-law, Erik and Trisha; daughter, Angela; step-children, Brenda (Mark) Alberts, Jodi (Chris) Gennrich, Kim (Don) Lederhaus; step-grandchildren, Saylor, Kelsi, Alicia, Alexa, Aidon; brother, Todd (Carol) Fuerst; sisters, Carla Mortimer and Cheri (Jeff) Kehl; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, A.E. "Todd" Fuerst, Sr.; and his brother, Keith Fuerst.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Menasha's Westgor Funeral Home with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Chris Elliott Fund for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Research. Please send any donations to: The Chris Elliott Fund, 704 228th Ave NE #254, Sammamish, WA, 98074 or donate online at http://www.chriselliottfund.org.
The family would like to thank Gary's caretaker, Allyson, and the staff and volunteers at Cherry Meadows Hospice Center for their compassionate care and support.
Westgor Funeral Home
1140 Appleton Rd.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2012