WAUPUN, Wis. — Gary W. Fish, 68, of Waupun peacefully passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wis., surrounded by his family.

Gary was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Viroqua, the son of Kenneth and Bonnie Clark Fish. Gary graduated from Westby High School in 1967, where he met his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Jorgenson. On Aug. 30, 1969, they were married in Coon Valley. The next day they moved to Waupun, where Gary had his first teaching job at Amity School. He taught for 37 years with the Waupun School District. Gary loved teaching because he always thought he could influence the lives of young people. He loved to bowl, fish, and hunt with family and friends, and take his grandkids out fishing and hunting. He truly loved hosting many fish fry’s for family and friends. He enjoyed playing cribbage once a month with his fellow retirees, who were among his best friends.

Gary is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carolyn; a daughter, Tracy (Tim) Weiser of Georgia, a son, Jason (Melissa) Fish of New Berlin, a daughter, Lisa (Sean) Fromolz of Waupun; seven grandchildren, Ana, Philip, and Anthony Bonilla, Makenzie and Madigan Fish, and Tyler and Hunter Fromolz; two brothers, Mark Fish and Jeff (Bonny) Fish; two sisters, Debra (Al) Ninas and Denise Ashlin; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and a son-in-law, Luis Bonilla.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.

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