Gary Wayne Egge, 66 of Winona, died peacefully at home on Thursday, March 16, 2017 after a 5 year battle with prostate cancer.
Gary was born August 16, 1950 in Lanesboro to Arnold and Rosetta (Gilbertson) Egge. He graduated from Winona Senior High School and attended Southeast Tech for carpentry classes. Gary served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On July 27, 1974, he married Kathleen Taylor. Gary worked for many years at Badger Equipment until his retirement in 2012.
Gary loved to go fishing on Bartlett's Lake but his favorite hobby was picking agates for his business, Gary's Rock Shop. His biggest pride and joy in life was his family, he was so proud of each of them and loved them unconditionally.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughter, Sarah (Frank) Bell; two grandchildren, Jacob and Taylor Bell; sister, Beverly Klinski; and brother, Arnie "Swede" (Charlene) Egge.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Egge.
Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant Jenny Hoff. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Gary will be laid to rest at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery - Preston. Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements.
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