In Memory

Gary Isaacs

Gary Isaacs

Gary Lane Isaacs.  Gary passed away on May 6, 2008, at Battle Creek Health System. He was a native of Battle Creek and a resident of Hastings, Michigan. He accepted Christ under Pastor Robert Zuhl's leadership. Gary joined the Army May 19, 1966. He was wounded November 3rd and November 11, 1969 and received the Purple Heart Medal. He also received the Airman Commendation and Marksman Badge. He was honorably discharged September 1972. Gary's employment included Post Cereal, Century Boat in Manistee, Boettcher-Nelson in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and retired from the Battle Creek Post Office in 2003, after 20 years of service. Gary enjoyed all sports, but most of all fishing. For 16 years, he and his family have camped at Jones Lake Campground in Delton. Everyone knew if you ever needed to find him he would be on that lake fishing. He was a member of the American Legion Post 298, and DAV. His marriage to Rebecca (Hetz) Fairbanks ended in divorce. Survivors included his wife of 20 years, Rita (Perkins); sons, Lane Isaacs, Jacob Isaacs; daughter, Shauna (Jason) Quick; grandchildren, Haley, Dillon, Karis, Autumn, Brennen and Meghan; brothers, Woodrow S. (Susan) and Randy (Beverly), MI; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Larry VanAuken, Mark Shook and Ron Gardner. He was preceded in death an infant sister at birth.

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02/11/15 09:26 AM #1    

Peggy Bradley (Weipert)

I can still picture Gary as if it were just yesterday. I remember him being in Nam cause that was where my ex, Steve Gillett, was too. Gary was a good man. I, too, am sorry he is no longer with us. I wish I had known when he passed. I would have liked to have paid my respects. There are so many listed that we have lost. I regret that I missed not knowing.


02/11/15 02:52 PM #2    

Carolyn Williams (Jeffers)

Gary was a good friend of Fred and mine in HS and after.  We were greatly affected by Gary's being wounded in Nam.  We stayed in touch for a couple of years then life took it's course and we didn't see him again until our 25th class reunion.  We walked in and there he was standing at the bar in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt all smiles and looking great.  RIP Gary you gave us many memories and lots of smiles.

02/12/15 04:22 PM #3    

Ken Long

I did not hang with Gary, but I do remember an incident in aquatics class where Larry Douglas accidently
kicked Gary in the testicles during water polo. I was not sure if he (Gary) would make it out of the pool. The
sad thing is... both Gary and Larry have passed... to early in there lives

02/13/15 08:06 AM #4    

Gary James

Gary and I grew up living next to each other, we would spend alot of our summer time in our younger years at the creek building rafts, fishing and hanging out. When we were in Nam, we would keep in touch as best we could, He wrote me after he was injuried in combat, as was glad to get out of that place, weren't we all.

Gary was a good man, and I'm sure is missed.





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