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Obituary for Gary L. Nehring

Gary L. Nehring, 63, of Holmen, passed away, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home. He was born April 12, 1955, to Merlin and Janice (Olson) Nehring. Gary married Lynn Smutny on April 21, 1979, and celebrated 39 years of marriage. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding ATV with Lynn, watching the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR. Gary was very proud to be a member of the Operating Engineers Local 139. He worked on numerous building projects in the area; the last being I-90 Dresbach Bridge over the Mississippi River. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Nehring; his daughter, Andrea Nehring; two grandchildren, Hunter and Jacob; his mother, Janice Nehring; two brothers, Jeff (Roxi) and David (Mary) Nehring; his sister, Susan Holley; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Merlin Nehring and his brother-in-law, Billy Smutny. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse. Pastor Stephanie Steiner will officiate. Burial will follow in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m., until the time of service, Tuesday, at the funeral home.