Gary Stichert passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2021 following a tragic accident. Born in Manitowoc, WI, Gary, along with his brothers and his favorite sister, roamed the river bottoms near their childhood home in search of muddy adventures and trophy carp fishing. Gary graduated from Lincoln High, attended community college, and began his forty-year career in industrial fabrication at Manitowoc Crane. In 1974, he moved his young family west to Pocatello Idaho with Bucyrus Erie and then to Casper in 1984 to work as the quality assurance manager at WOTCO/ Westech, retiring in 2017.
Gary’s passions were boating, fishing, hunting, rambling the back roads of Wyoming, fishing in Alaska, and riding motorcycles among a broad circle of friends. He was a creative prankster, generous to some, extraordinarily thrifty with others, often all at the same time. Gary could always be counted on to help a friend in need and he will be missed by many.
Gary leaves behind wife, Nancy Burcar Stichert, sons Neil (Samia) of Juneau, AK, Mark (Elise) of Kodiak, AK, step-daughters Shayla (Phoenix) and Stephanie (Denver), and four granddaughters in Alaska. Also sister Pam Gloeckler (Jeff) of Green Bay, WI, and brothers Jeff (Florida), Randy (Cindy) of Manitowoc, WI, and Robert of Milwaukee, WI.
Gary never met a dog he didn’t like and his pal Cooper was his loyal friend at the very end.
Donations can be made to the Casper Humane Society in memoriam.
Memorial Service will be at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue.
A celebration of life will follow at a later date.
The family requests that unvaccinated attendees wear a mask during services to respect the health of others.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.