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Gary Russell Sixberry

10/14/1948 - 09/23/2020

Gary Russell Sixberry, 71, of Buhl, (Side Lake) passed away on September 23, 2020 at his residence at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl, MN due to several health complications.

Gary was born in Hibbing, MN on October 14, 1948 to Russell and Lorraine Sixberry. He lived most of his life in Side Lake, MN with his wife Alice Rein, whom he married on March 13, 1976. He worked at Romer Motors in Hibbing as a mechanic until an injury left him unable to work. But he still kept busy with his favorite activities; hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and being outdoors. He’ll be remembered as always having a smile, he loved to laugh and make others laugh with him. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura & Shaun DeMars of Pewaukee, WI; his 3 grandchildren, Tyler Tommila, Nicholas Tommila of Superior, WI and Elle DeMars of Pewaukee, WI; his 4 siblings; several nephews and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice in 2008; his mother, Lorraine in 2013; and his father, Russell in 1979.

He will be laid to rest at Morcom Cemetery in Morcom Township, MN with his wife Alice.  The family will be holding a private memorial service. Burial arrangements made by Range Funeral Home of Hibbing.

9 thoughts on “Gary Russell Sixberry”

  1. Elizabeth Wilenius says:

    WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. I ENJOYED VISITING HIM IN BUHL BEFORE THIS SUMMER AND WE ALWFAYS HAD A LOT OF LAUGHS AT MARY’S…I IMAGINE HE IS GLAD TO BE FREE AND HEALTHY AGAIN AND WITH LOVED ONES WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE HIM.

  2. Bobbie Ruzich says:

    Laura, Carol, Eddie,

    So saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. He will always be remembered by me as a kind soul with a generous heart. May you find comfort in your memories in the days ahead.

  3. Peggy Collyard says:

    Hi Laura.
    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I have thought of him often and have many fond memories of him and Alice. I know I will never walk into Riverside without looking to see if he’s there!
    Take care and hugs to your boys, who were loved so dearly by them both.
    Peggy Collyard

  4. LeAnn Sixberry says:

    I sure do miss talking on the phone with you brother!

  5. Sherry says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family 🙏

  6. Sherry&Mark walior says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family 🙏

  7. LeAnn Sixberry says:

    I love you and I’ll miss you, but I will see you, I will see you on the other side! ,💜✝️♥️

  8. LeAnn Sixberry says:

    I love you & miss you & I will see you, see you on the other side!

  9. Teresa Orrell says:

    Gary was one of the most down to earth people that I knew and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to get to know him! The last time my sister Wendy and I visited him in Buhl just before the Covid lockdown we reminisced about the good old days in Side Lake and he always wanted to hear about what everyone was doing.. we had a lot of good laughs over coffee.

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