Garry J. Laubscher
July 4, 1951-Dec. 23, 2021
Survived by wife, Kris; children: Bric Laubscher (Kim), Tia (Kendrick) Mayo, Brandon (Diana) Laubscher, Tyler Pigman, Travis Pigman; numerous grandchildren: Paige, Carson, Kane, Kyler, Collette.
VISITATION: Thursday, January 13, 2022, 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, January 14, 2022, 11am at the West Center Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors Project.
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Garry James Laubscher was born July 4, 1951, the only child of James and Ramona Laubscher. He died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE at the age of 70.
Garry was born in Denison, IA. He grew up on Laubscher Acres just outside of Denison, where he developed his hard work ethic and love for the outdoors. He completed grades K – 12 in Denison at Zion Lutheran Church and Denison High School. He graduated from Iowa State in Ames, IA with a degree in Civil Engineering.
He started his own landscaping company in Denison. He moved to Denver, CO and worked for Sabell’s. He was responsible for landscaping the Inverness and Castle Rock Golf courses. While in Denver, Garry had his two sons, Bric and Brandon Laubscher. Garry also became a Denver Broncos Fan and passed that love onto his children. Garry loved to travel with his family and would often take them to Mexico.
Garry moved his family back to Omaha, NE where he worked for First Data Resources, Looking Glass Co., and Lowes. He spent his last few working years as a USPS postal inspector covering nine states in the Midwest. Garry often could be heard saying all he ever did was “work, work, work.”
Garry met his wife Kris from a mutual friend who had told her he was a character. Kris and Garry became a blended family and lived in Omaha with their five children. He and Kris moved to Surprise, AZ in 2019 when Garry retired. While in Arizona, Garry set up a small golf cart business of buying used golf carts, fixing them up and reselling (for a nice profit of course!)
Garry battled lung cancer in 2019 and was given a clean bill of health in 2020 but was again fighting cancer in 2021 with reemergence of the lung cancer.
Garry enjoyed cooking…..he said he always was cooking for the multiples when the boys’ were in high school. Garry was always ready to talk and could be found sitting in the garage watching TV or watching the cars go by. Garry enjoyed hosting parties throughout the year especially on the Fourth of July where he was guaranteed to put on an excellent fireworks show and the annual Christmas party. Garry had many wonderful friends in Omaha that were a very important part of his life.
Garry was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing with his boys and grandson in Yankton, SD. He taught numerous Hunter Safety Classes throughout his hunting years. Garry also was a big supporter of Whitetails Unlimited and never missed a Whitetails banquet.
His parents, Jim and Ramona Laubscher preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Kris of Surprise, AZ; children: Bric Laubscher (Kim), Tia (Kendrick) Mayo of Omaha NE, Brandon (Diana) Laubscher of Valley, NE, Tyler Pigman of Golden, CO, Travis Pigman of Middlebury, VT; five grandchildren: Paige, Carson, Kane, Kyler, and Collette.