In Memory of

Gary Wilchester

July 15, 1970 - October 18, 2016
Gary Alan Wilchester, the son of Jay and Irene Wilchester, was born in San Diego, CA. His early childhood years were spent in California, where he attended school. He moved to Cherokee, IA, in 1986. He worked road construction for a short time, and spent the next 19 years working for Tyson Foods. After the Tyson plant closed, Gary attended Western Iowa Tech and studied to be a mechanic. He would have graduated later this year. Gary loved to cook--especially eggrolls. He enjoyed tinkering with cars, gambling, playing cards and BINGO, collecting coins and other odds & ends. He was an avid San Diego Chargers fan. He was happiest when spending time with his family and friends. Gary passed away at his home in Cherokee on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at age 46. He was preceded in death by his father, Jay. Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Amanda (Devin) Petersen of Norfolk, NE, and Ashley Adams of Osmond, NE; his mother, Irene Wilschester of San Diego, CA; a sister, Sherry Wilchester (Satch Drennan) of Larrabee, IA; three brothers, Jay (Cathy) Wilchester, Fred Wilchester and Tim Wilchester, all of San Diego, CA; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jane Johnston
Jay Wilchester Fred Wilchester Tim Wilchester David "Satch" Drennan
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home.
At a later date.


Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Condolences to the Wilchester family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.”
- Williams Family
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Oh I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.”
- Patsy and Jerome Day
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Sherry. Sorry for your loss ”
- Roger V Olson
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Nick and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless You and your family.”
- Tanya George
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Terri (Urban) Nelson
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Gary was an awesome brother and uncle. We looked forward to having him visit us in San Diego as he would make his famous egg rolls for us. God Bless the entire Wilchester family and all of Gary's friends. You will be dearly missed!!!”
- Cathy Gilhooly-Wilchester
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Gary's passing enjoyed working with him he will be greatly missed !Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
- Bryan Byerly Karolyn Edwards
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to Gary's family. May God
grant you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Psalm 46:1”
- Lisa
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“May god bless all of you. Sorry to hear about your loss. I will miss my good friend.”
- John G. Wicks
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Thinking of all of you! Prayers and hugs! ”
- Christina McAlpine
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Gary was a good and decent person and it was a pleasure to know him. He will be greatly miss. Prayers go out to his family. RIP ”
- Kenny Goodreau
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Gary was a great person and I enjoyed working with him on the dock at Tyson I remember the last couple weeks at Tyson he and I talked about what we were gonna do after they closed and he told me he wanted to go back to school for small engine repair . My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family he will be missed so sorry for your loss ”
- Tracey Mason
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