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 Gary Lynn Gratopp

Gary Lynn Gratopp

Shickley, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Death 24 May 2010 (aged 67)
Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sec. 6 Lot 40 Plot 05
Memorial ID 92766970 · View Source
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GRATOPP, GARY LYNN—Gary Lynn Gratopp was born to Stuart M. Gratopp and Bette (Larson) Gratopp on April 21, 1943, at Shickley, and passed away on May 24, 2010, in Seward on his way to Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. He was 67 years, one month and 3 days. He was one of two children in the family.

Gary attended Grace Lutheran Elementary School and Geneva High School. He enjoyed helping his dad on the farm and working with the livestock. Gary moved to Geneva with his parents in 1972, and he provided wonderful help to his parents.

Gary loved all sports. He excelled in bowling which was his favorite pastime in Geneva and York. He was so proud of his brother Bob, and enjoyed watching him play basketball in high school and in college, and was devastated when his brother died in 1996.

Gary enjoyed visiting with his many friends and neighbors and will be remembered for his wonderful friendly smile.

He was baptized in Shickley at Zion Lutheran Church and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Geneva. When he was not able to attend church the last couple of months, he always listened to church services on the radio from Plymouth with his Bible and hymnal in his hands. He enjoyed watching television church services from Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday evenings.

Gary is survived by his loving parents; nephews, Ryan Gratopp, and Ross Gratopp and wife Jill, and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held on May 27, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Geneva, with Pastor Stephen Kruschel officiating. Denise Hinrichs accompanied the congregation in the singing of “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “Nearer My God to Thee.”

The Nebraska Signal June 2010

*NOTE: Gary’s ashes were buried with his father at a later date*

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  • Created by: M. Jensen Seggerman
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92766970
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gary Lynn Gratopp (21 Apr 1943–24 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92766970, citing Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by M. Jensen Seggerman (contributor 47078678) .