Gary Wayne Nehk, age 78, of Pine River, MN passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020. He was born on October 7, 1941 to Louis and Esther Nehk of Elizabeth, MN. Gary served in the Navy from1959 to 1963. He moved to Pine River after retiring from Suburban Propane 22 years ago. Gary enjoyed fishing, RVing, traveling, playing penny slots at the casino and spending time with family and friends. Gary was a “jokester” and loved to banter with his family. He was a big John Wayne fan and enjoyed watching and re-watching any western movie. He was raised in the Fergus Falls area and enjoyed driving by his old family farms.
Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy; children, Darin Nehk, Jodi (Bill) Carlton and Kevin Nehk as well as stepdaughter, Melanie (Jeff) Dawber. He has 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gary was one of seven children; survived by one brother, Loudie (Mardell) Nehk of Alexandria, MN.
There will be a small memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at Kline Funeral Home in Pine River, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. There will be a family gathering following the service.
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