Memorial service for Gary Lee Thies, 68, of Lincoln will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive, with a celebration to follow.

Visitation for family will be 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 5 at Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive, Lincoln and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for friends. Due to Lincoln’s COVID-19 guidelines the family will not be able to attend from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Gary’s family asks that all guests respectfully follow social distancing guidelines and wear facial coverings. Private family burial will be Saturday, Aug. 8 in Pilger. Livestream

He passed away after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer, with his family by his side.

Family members include wife Rhonda, son Tyler (Jessica) Thies, daughter Tatum (Tom) Casart, grandchildren Dawson Thies, Maddux Thies, Grace Thies, Kate Casart, Rex Casart, Bo Casart, and Klara Casart, brother Dean (Kim) Thies, sister Sue (Dan) Steinbach, sister Catherine Ueckert, sister in-law Roxie (Clement Soucie) Anderson and brother in-law Jeff (Denise) Anderson, as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents Alvin and Myra Thies, father in-law Howard Anderson, mother in-law Janice Schroeder and brother in-law Warren Ueckert.

Memorial contributions may be directed towards the family for future designation.

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