Gary E. Liming, a giant to all that loved him, passed peacefully on Sunday night, October 4th, surrounded by his family. As Gary said, he “felt a lot of love around the bed”.
Gary was born in Dayton, Ohio on January 27, 1947. He met his future bride when he was just 9 years old when his family stayed at their lake house in St. Marys. Childhood playmates over the years developed into a life-long love.
He loved hunting, fishing and cherished his trips to Lake Erie to fish, relax and visit wineries. His trips to Florida and Colorado to visit his daughters and grandchildren were a major focus every year.
What he cherished most of all was time spent with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies also included golfing as he and Joann used to travel all over to play different golf courses. He enjoyed playing Euchre with his in-laws, riding his motorcycles, and making almost daily trips to the woods to check his trail cameras.
Gary had several careers – banking, truck-driving, and self-employment until he found his true love – Quarry Foreman for Con-Ag for over 25 years.
Gary is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joann, whom he married September 13, 1969. Other survivors include his children, Shelley (Brian) Caskey, Fruita, CO, Andy (Terri) Liming, St Marys, OH, Kelli (Joe) Stirna, Riverview, FL, Nick (Gina) Liming, Delphos, OH, and adopted son, Thom (Amanda) Young, St Marys, OH. He has 18 grandchildren: Gabe and Daniel Caskey, Braedan (Sydney) Miller, Dalston, Keyton and Carson Liming, Taylor and Payton Grant, Riley (Jase) Green, Ethan, Jackson and Isabelle Stirna, Darcie & Liberty Liming, Lakin Stevenson, BJ Hutchison, Ian and Ryleigh Young. Gary is also survived by 5 great grandchildren: Olivia, Brynn, Lennox and Weston Miller and Lesi Liming. He is also survived by 16 brothers and sisters in-law along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings: Jim, Andy and Joey Liming, Nancy (Dave) Liette, as well as parents Ervine and Mary Jane (Webster) Liming, father and mother-in-law Wilbert & Laurena (Siefring) Frilling.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 9, 2020, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, Father Alex Witt, celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8:00 P.M. Thursday and from 9-9:30 A.M. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Hospitals for Children. In accordance with the mandate of the Ohio Department of Health, all visitors at the funeral home and church are required to wear a mask and socially distance.
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