Gary E. Highland Aug. 4, 1964 - April 17, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Gary E. Highland, 51, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka. Gary was born on August 4, 1962, in Mishawaka, the son of Eugene E. Highland and Barbara A. Franklin. Gary is survived by his father, Eugene E. Highland of Mishawaka, and his mother, Barbara Ann Waldron of Mishawaka; his maternal grandmother, Lucille A. Franklin; a sister, Tina D. Highland; a nephew, Steven R. Highland; niece, Sabrina N. Highland; and two great-nephews, Jessie S. Highland and Jaiden V. Parker, all of Mishawaka. Gary was a 1981 Mishawaka High School graduate. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army serving for four years in the United States and overseas; after leaving the service he worked for Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka and for Remote Controls in Mishawaka before his macular degeneration made it difficult for him to see. Gary loved following NASCAR racing and the Chicago Bears; he was a very kind and loving person who was very loyal to those close to his heart. Family and friends may visit from 2:00-5:00 pm on Monday, April 21, 2014, in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 22, with Pastor Jay Winters officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, with Military Rites being conducted by American Legion Post 303, Osceola. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com. When I am gone, release me, let me go. For I have so many things to see and do. You must not tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many beautiful years. I give to you my love, you can only guess. I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it is time I travel on alone. So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only a while that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see me, touch me, I'll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear all my love around you, soft and clear. And then when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and say, Welcome home. For I am here, and I am not alone.
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Published in South Bend Tribune from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2014
Hahn Funeral Home
505 W. 8th Street Mishawaka, IN 46544