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Obituary for Gary M. Masik

October 25, 1946 – June 3, 2023

Gary M. Masik, 76, passed away at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center on June 3 surrounded by his three children. He was born in Racine on Oct. 25, 1946, the son of the late Julius P. and Catherine R. (nee: Matern) Masik.

Gary M. Masik
Gary M. Masik

Gary proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. On July 18, 1970, he was united in marriage to Deena Mae Wheeler, his high school sweetheart. He loved and honored her and their vows well beyond her death on May 19, 1998. 

Gary was a longtime employee of Danfoss, Inc. until retiring in 2000. He enjoyed fishing, listening to 1950s and 1960s music (he could name every group and song just by hearing the first few notes … and usually had a story to go along with it), and cheering on “his” Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees. He also loved animals, especially his dog, Emmet.

Surviving are his three children, Nathan (Bethany) Masik, and Elizabeth Masik, all of Racine, and Annalisa (Sam) Bousaid, of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren, Selah and Declan; sisters, Judy Andersen, Sharyn Masik, and Darlene Masik; brothers, Ronald (Betty) Masik, and David (Jean) Masik. His nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends also survive him. In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Gary was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Witte; and brother, Thomas Masik.


A funeral service for Gary M. Masik will be held at 6 p.m. on June 12 at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. His burial will take place at 11 a.m. on June 13 at West Lawn Memorial Park.

Please send memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or your favorite charity.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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