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Mittag, Gary Lee

Mittag, Gary Lee

January 6, 1940 — November 19, 2021

Gary Lee Mittag was born January 6, 1940, in Pasadena, California to Ann and Ivan Mittag. After battling cancer since 2019, he went to be with the Lord and to join his daughter, Trish, November 19, 2021. He was at his home surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.
Gary grew up with his brother, Dale Mittag, of Upland, California, and sister, Gail Davis of Azusa, California.
While in high school, Gary was also earning the highest level of Boy Scouts, his Eagle rank and, achieved it. He also achieved the highest honor in DeMolay. He worked summers at various jobs, including at the Azusa Water Company, throwing newspapers from his bicycle, and working at the brewery factory as a very ambitious youngster.
Gary attended the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Kansas City, Missouri to work at the Army Hometown News Center.
Following enlistment, on September 13, 1963, Gary met the love of his life, Judy, while attending a U.S.O. gathering where she was a hostess. They were married the following year, on August 22, 1964, and have been happily married for 57 years.
Throughout the years, Gary was a Systems Analyst-Program Leader at Western Auto and Dodson Insurance Group in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a member of the Grace Family Fellowship in Pleasant Hill, MO. Gary enjoyed reading, fishing, golfing, bird watching, and working in the yard, but most of all babysitting and interacting with his three great-grandchildren.
Gary leaves his wife, Judy, of the home as well as his daughter, Sheri (Scott) Gress of Pleasant Hill, MO; three grandchildren, Megan (Jason) Chambers, Justin (Danielle) Myrick, and Blake Freiner, all of Pleasant Hill, MO; and three cherished and beloved great-grandchildren, Juliet and Torin Chambers, and Graysen Myrick.
Services to be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home 8251 Hilcrest RD, Kansas City, MO on December 4th. Visitation will be 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with services and gravesite to follow. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Services to be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home 8251 Hillcrest RD, Kansas City, MO on December 4th. Visitation will be 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with services and gravesite to follow. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Gary was one if the greatest men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He always greeted with a smile and had true and genuine interest in all people. Just being in his presence made you feel peaceful. My deepest condolences to you Judy and family.

Cherie and Doug Saltz

To judy and family,Gary was a sweet man and I know what you must be going through right now. God. Bless and keep you all. Much love , Joyce Koppenheffer

Kissin kuzzin Joyce

So sorry to hear about Gary. I know you will all miss him. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

Randy & Debby Huffman

So sorry to hear about Gary. I met he and Judy through their daughters many years back and could see right away what a wonderful family they were! He is going to be missed by so many.

Eleanor Corbin

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Gary Mittag.

Mike and Alberta Chambers

We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. We are glad he knew the Lord and is enjoying eternity in glory! Praying for peace and comfort for the family.

Treena Wilt

Gary had been a wonderful friend for many years. Met thru his wife, Judy, who was the love of his life. He will be missed by so many, especially his Great Grandchildren and Grandson, Blake.

June Jacobs

Gary was a true friend to us. We sure enjoyed playing cards with him & Judy. We will always remember his kindness and great smile. I know it will be great to see Trish. May you RIP. Prayers for comfort & strength for his family and friends. Sending our love.

Don & Penny Fischbach

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