Gary Naes

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April 5, 1948 - February 10, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Desloge, MO

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Gary Urban Naes, 71, died on February 10, 2020 in Desloge, St. Francois County, Missouri. He was born to Urban and Fern Naes on April 5, 1948. Gary grew up with five siblings: Tina Hicks, Joan (Jack) Caracci, Lisa (Richard) Skinner, Scott (Kathy) Naes, and Dale Naes. Gary met his wife, Sharon in 1966 where they worked together at Linco, Intl. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2018. Together they raised a family of three children: Melanie (Derek) Hebda, Casey (Travis) Massman, and Jon (Joyce) Naes. Gary was a proud grandpa of seven grandchildren: Matthew, Nickolas, Jacob, Avery, Dakota, Brenek, and Dalton.

In 1968, Gary entered the U.S. Army and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War until 1971. Gary worked for The Coca-Cola Company as a bottler for more than 30 years.

Gary is survived by his wife, siblings, children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Gary will be remembered and loved as a jokester. He took great amusement in asking silly questions of suitors of family members at their introduction: “Derek, how much money do you make?” “Joy, how much do you weigh?” “Kathy, how long will you live in sin with my brother?” Heaven just got a whole lot more fun.

Gary had a special love for animals, dogs in particular. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stray Rescue of Saint Louis.

Gone but not forgotten, alive in our memories.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Theresa Zimmer February 11, 2020 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    candle 3I’m so sorry for your loss Melanie.

  2. Dianna young February 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    candle 6Cheri and family. Sorry for your loss. Love you

  3. Matt Dreifke February 11, 2020 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Sorry Mel.

  4. Gail Cargill February 12, 2020 at 6:10 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss Mel! Your in my heart and prayers.

    • Jo Ann Bruner February 12, 2020 at 11:40 am - Reply

      candle 3We are so very Sorry for your loss. He will be missed

  5. Wanda L Brockman February 12, 2020 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    candle 2I am sorry for your loss, Mel. I send prayers and condolences to you and your family during your time of bereavement! <3!

  6. Linda Mullans February 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    candle 3Deepest Sympathies! So very sorry for your loss!

  7. Betty Grasso February 12, 2020 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I’m sorry for your loss.

  8. Stephanie Beatty February 12, 2020 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    candle 4I am so sorry for your loss Melanie. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  9. Kim Brown-McQuarrie February 13, 2020 at 7:57 am - Reply

    candle 8Mel, you have my deepest sympathy for you and your family.

  10. george biederman February 13, 2020 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    I Worked with Gary for thirty years. He was a great guy and always ready to hear a joke or play a joke. He was always fun to be around. He will be missed by all that knew him. God bless him and my thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time

  11. Jon Naes February 14, 2020 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I am going to miss you dad. You were my turn to guy. You were best father husband brother and son, etc. I’m going to miss our talks. You had a heart of gold. Take care of your mom and dad up there. I miss you. Iwtbabrg. I love you

  12. Barb Calvin February 17, 2020 at 9:45 am - Reply

    candle 7Sharon, Jon, Melanie, Casey, and your extended families; I am deeply sorry for your loss. Wishing you any and everything you need to bring you comfort during this painful time. I only had the pleasure of meeting Gary a few times at Jon and Joy’s gatherings, he always brought laughter into the room. He knew how to break the ice and get people mingling. I too was greeted with one of his witty introductions. My apologizes if I am misquoting you Gary. It was some time ago when I first introduced myself to him, “Hello, you must be Gary, I am, Jon and Joy’s friend, Barb.” Gary with a serious stare “What is your rank and title to be on the guest list?!” I just stared back confused, feeling like I was at the wrong event, then he gave me one of his crooked grins. He got me real good 🙂

    • Jon Naes February 17, 2020 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      That was my dad. He thought a lot of you. He loved to ask the most inappropriate questions. That’s why he respected you. You got one of the famous questions. I love you Barb

  13. Denis Tobin February 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Gary was a good human being, funny, inventive and creative. Worked with Gary for many years.God Bless to Family and Friends.

  14. Jill & John Davis February 17, 2020 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    candle 7Our deepest sympathies go out to you, Mel. May all the wonderful memories you have of your dad bring you comfort and peace. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Tia Kern February 17, 2020 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    candle 7Mel, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my prayers.

  16. Art Baranovic February 20, 2020 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a good friend and coworker at Coca Cola. Lost touch after some of the guys went to St. Charles. Will not be forgotten. Prayers for his family. Rest In Peace.

  17. Rob Stephenson March 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    candle 3Jon And family, sorry for your loss, jon and i were good friends during high school, Gary was a very nice fella, extra prayers to Jon with the recent loss of Joy as well.

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