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Gary J. Korger

August 9, 1947 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 73)

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Obituary

            Gary J. Korger, 73, of Chippewa Falls, died Monday, May 10, 2021 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

            Gary was born August 9, 1947 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Joseph and Lucille (Boos) Korger. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War twice.

            Gary worked at Korger’s Decorating for many years and was also part-owner.

            Gary enjoyed architecture, and history and loved movies.

            Gary was a member of the Chippewa Falls Moose Lodge #246, the American Legion Post #77 and U.C.T. #335, Notre Dame Church, Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council #974 and past Grand Knight and also posed as Santa Claus, and 4th Degree, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Assembly where he served as past Faithful Navigator.      

            Gary is survived by his mother, Lucille Korger of Chippewa Falls; two brothers, Tom (Sally) Korger and Bill (Julie) Korger both of Chippewa Falls; three sisters, Nancy (Thomas) Haley, Julie Barnett and Carol (Jeff) Christenson all of Chippewa Falls; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

            Gary was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Korger.

            A Memorial Mass will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, May 14 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Jesse Burish will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Inurnment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.

            Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 12 Noon on Friday, May 14 at the church.

           AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:

Funeral services for Gary J. Korger were held at 12 Noon on Friday, May 14 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.

            The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the funeral Mass and officiated at the prayers of inurnment in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

            Music during the Mass was provided by Judy Brist and Beth Martinek. Readings were given by Mike Korger.

             Military rites were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council with Taps played by Leo Schulte.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Notre Dame Church
117 Allen Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Memorial Mass
Friday
May 14, 2021

12:00 PM
Notre Dame Church
117 Allen Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

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