Services for James Garrett (Gary) Bottger, 50, of rural Laurel were held Monday, Oct. 9 at the First United Methodist Church, Wayne with full military rites.

Gary passed away Sept. 29, 2017 in an automobile accident near Wayne.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Jade Alyshia Bottger of Wayne; mother, Jeannia (Rod) Bressler, Laurel; father, Don Jennings, Grand Island; adopted father, Bob Bottger; sister, Michelle Carlson, Winside; adopted brother and sister, Barron Bottger of Wickenburg, AZ; and Laura Musgrove; uncle, Bob Jennings (Delora) of Coeur d’Alene, ID; nephew, Justin Tullberg (Lauren) of West Point; niece, Donya (Mat) Topp, and nephew, Brock Carlson both of Winside; his great nephews Tayven Topp and Gunnar Tullberg; and great niece, Braelynn Topp; special friend, Lynn Schultz, Jennifer, and Kristin Schultz all of Wisner; two special hunting dogs, Hope and Dozer; and a host of really good friends. Gary was Donya’s and Gunnar’s Godfather.

Memorials may go to the Bowfishing Mentor Program Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation, 
P.O. Box 36, Waverly, NE 68462-0036

Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne was in charge of arrangements.