In memory of
Gary R. Wiese
Gary R. Wiese October 30, 1941-February 9, 2021 Gary R. Wiese, 79, of Lakeland, FL passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 30, 1941 in Welton, IA to the late Loyal J. and Esther Wiese. He graduated from Welton High School in 1959 and served in the U.S. Navy. He and his former wife, Beverly moved to Lakeland in 1973, where he was employed by Mosaic Company for 36 years. After retirement, he worked and golfed at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. Gary's greatest loves included golfing, travel, playing cards, supporting Lakeland Dreadnaught Football, and daily walks with his best furry pal "Benny." He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Universally loved, he will be missed. He is survived by sons, David (Veronica), Box Springs, GA, Richard (Laura), Davenport, FL, Eric (Kimberly), Tampa, FL, and his life partner of 20 years, Karen Lappalainen and her daughter, Kristen (Dave). He is also survived by siblings Jack (Carolyn), DeWitt, IA, Karen (Tim) Derrick, Prosser, WA, James (Margot), Mulberry, FL, and Jerry "Buzzy", Welton, IA; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on later dates in Welton, IA and Lakeland, FL, and interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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In memory of
Gary R. Wiese
Gary R. Wiese October 30, 1941-February 9, 2021 Gary R. Wiese, 79, of Lakeland, FL passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 30, 1941 in Welton, IA to the late Loyal J. and Esther Wiese. He graduated from Welton High School in 1959 and served in the U.S. Navy. He and his former wife, Beverly moved to Lakeland in 1973, where he was employed by Mosaic Company for 36 years. After retirement, he worked and golfed at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. Gary's greatest loves included golfing, travel, playing cards, supporting Lakeland Dreadnaught Football, and daily walks with his best furry pal "Benny." He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Universally loved, he will be missed. He is survived by sons, David (Veronica), Box Springs, GA, Richard (Laura), Davenport, FL, Eric (Kimberly), Tampa, FL, and his life partner of 20 years, Karen Lappalainen and her daughter, Kristen (Dave). He is also survived by siblings Jack (Carolyn), DeWitt, IA, Karen (Tim) Derrick, Prosser, WA, James (Margot), Mulberry, FL, and Jerry "Buzzy", Welton, IA; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on later dates in Welton, IA and Lakeland, FL, and interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

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By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-x
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