Gary Martin Rockteacher, age 66, passed away March 3, 2018 at Angels Grace Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 29, 1951 to Jerome and Betty (Leverenz) Rockteacher in the Town of Mukwonago.
Gary graduated from Mukwonago Union High School. He then married Sandra Rolfe on November 16, 1974 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Eagle. Gary was a proud dairy farmer for 28 years. When dairy farming was no longer possible, he began working in the heating and cooling business, starting his own HVAC Company in 2003. Gary loved to spend his free-time planting, fixing, gardening and tooling around on his Kubota tractor. He took great pride most recently in his pumpkin and strawberry patches. He was all too happy to share his spoils with his kids and grandkids.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sandra; his children, Brian (Nichole), Kevin (Jessica) and Rebecca (Kevin Schmidt); his 7 grandchildren, Makayla, Taylor, Olivia, Emma, Jaxson, Ava and Lillian; his mother, Betty Rockteacher; his sister, Sue Rockteacher; his mother-in-law, Ruth Anne Rolfe; other relatives and many good friends.
Preceding Gary in death are his father, Jerome and his father-in-law, John Rolfe.
Memorial services for Gary will be Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00PM at Thelen Funeral Services (W309 S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie—NW corner of Hwy’s 83 and 59) with Rev. Tom Hocking officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be directed to either Kettle Moraine Community Church or Angels Grace Hospice and are greatly appreciated.
The family wishes to extend their thank you’s to the staff at Angels Grace Hospice for their excellent care and to Pastor Tom for his care and counsel in Gary’s final days.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie is honored to be assisting Gary’s family.
Angels Grace Hospice
N74 W35908 Servants Way, Oconomowoc WI 53066
Kettle Moraine Community Church
W341 S6480 Hwy 59, North Prairie WI 53153