Gary Morris Schams
Gary Morris Schams age 80, of Onalaska, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2022 at home. He was born on March 26, 1942 to Elmer and Marie Schams in La Crosse. After serving in the Air Force Gary met Kathy, his wife of 55 years, at The Library. They were married on May 13, 1967.
He was a loving husband, father and grandpa. Gary retired from City Brewery of La Crosse and loved spending time watching his grandkids play sports. He especially loved watching baseball and would spend weekends in the summer driving around looking for a game to watch. He could talk to anyone about anything. He loved pheasant hunting and was well known for his Labrador Retrievers.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Marie (Morris) Schams; wife, Kathy Schams.
Gary is survived by his children, Kim Schams and Mike (Sue) Schams; grandchildren, Kylee and Drake Schams; Sister, Sharon (Ray) Nelson; Nephews, Stuart and Steve Nelson; Niece Kristine (Mark) Brueggen.
Special thanks to the Mayo Clinic Hospice staff, family and friends that helped over the last week.
A gathering will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 4-8pm at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska.