Gary M. Wyngaard, age 68, of Hortonville passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton. He was born to the late Martin and Mary (Meier) Wyngaard on December 16, 1950. He worked at Appleton Papers in Combined Locks for over 25 years. Gary proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972.
Gary is survived by the love of his life of 24 years, Amanda Jo Goble. Gary Married Amanda Jo on October 4, 1997. He married into her limousine company - Prestige Limousine Coach. He became general manager and the number one chauffer. Gary was beloved by thousands of clients. His personality was larger than life. He always had a smile and stories to tell. He loved to talk and get to know people. He had the uncanny ability to talk to anyone about anything. Gary drove many Packer players, famous people, and many more amazing people. He was requested from people endless times and received great praise on the regular for being an incredible person and driver. Gary and Amanda Jo also owned Serenity Hills Bed-N-Breakfast together. He fit into this business so well because he was a great people person. He donated a lot of his time driving for the Boys and Girls Club, Make A Wish Foundation, and several charities.
Anyone that had a chance to know him walked away with a smile. He was so darn funny and he was a character who was hard to forget. Gary was a beloved husband and father. Him and his wife Amanda Jo traveled to so many places and he always wanted to be at the wheel driving; he was happiest there.
Gary was an amazing inspiration to his family. He coached his son Gary Wyngaard Jr from 1982-1987, both for basketball and baseball. He also coached his daughter Lynda in basketball. He helped his son Eric M. Goble work towards his music career driving his music group to show performances and events. He helped Eric out through college. Gary was so proud of Eric when he graduated and received his degree for music production. Early this year (2019) Gary was able to attend one of Eric’s album release parties for the first time. He was so proud to attend and watch!
Gary used to race stock cars and he bragged about what a thrill it was to drive those cars. Gary played basketball and baseball as a younger man and won several awards including Rookie-Of-The Year in 1976 and MVP in 1985. He was a decorated coach for high school basketball at Kimberly. As an assistant coach, he won the 1989 state championship for women’s basketball.
Later in life he loved taking care of his yard, feeding his birds and drinking coffee with his loving wife. He always said drinking coffee in the morning with her was paradise.
Gary is survived by his loving wife Amanda Jo Goble; his son Gary (Coreen) Wyngaard Jr. and their children Jaxson and Paige Wyngaard; his son Eric M. Goble; his daughter Lynda (Tim) Elliott and their children Amber Star and Matthew. His siblings: Sharon (John) Rubsam, Mary Jansen, Terry (Jane) Wyngaard, Bob (Julie) Wyngaard, and Marty (Jackie) Wyngaard; his brothers-in-law Dennis (Barb) Forstner and Craig (Mary) Forstner; his sister-in-law Joyce (Paul) Weing; honorable pallbearers Adam Forstner and Mark Forstner; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service for Gary will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019. at BRETTSCHNEIDER TRETTIN NICKEL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 606 N Oneida Street Appleton, with Deacon C.F. Dedman officiating. Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service.
A special thank you to Gary’s son - Eric - for his life saving attempts and Maia for all her help and support. Thank you to all the amazing Doctors and staff at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton. A very special thank you to all the friends and family that were there during the time of sorrow.
If you know Gary, he’s at the wheel driving himself to heaven so he can watch down on us to carry on his legacy.