Gary Lee Mittag was born January 6, 1940, in Pasadena, California to Ann and Ivan Mittag. After battling cancer since 2019, he went to be with the Lord and to join his daughter, Trish, November 19, 2021. He was at his home surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing.
Gary grew up with his brother, Dale Mittag, of Upland, California, and sister, Gail Davis of Azusa, California.
While in high school, Gary was also earning the highest level of Boy Scouts, his Eagle rank and, achieved it. He also achieved the highest honor in DeMolay. He worked summers at various jobs, including at the Azusa Water Company, throwing newspapers from his bicycle, and working at the brewery factory as a very ambitious youngster.
Gary attended the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Kansas City, Missouri to work at the Army Hometown News Center.
Following enlistment, on September 13, 1963, Gary met the love of his life, Judy, while attending a U.S.O. gathering where she was a hostess. They were married the following year, on August 22, 1964, and have been happily married for 57 years.
Throughout the years, Gary was a Systems Analyst-Program Leader at Western Auto and Dodson Insurance Group in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a member of the Grace Family Fellowship in Pleasant Hill, MO. Gary enjoyed reading, fishing, golfing, bird watching, and working in the yard, but most of all babysitting and interacting with his three great-grandchildren.
Gary leaves his wife, Judy, of the home as well as his daughter, Sheri (Scott) Gress of Pleasant Hill, MO; three grandchildren, Megan (Jason) Chambers, Justin (Danielle) Myrick, and Blake Freiner, all of Pleasant Hill, MO; and three cherished and beloved great-grandchildren, Juliet and Torin Chambers, and Graysen Myrick.
Services to be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home 8251 Hilcrest RD, Kansas City, MO on December 4th. Visitation will be 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with services and gravesite to follow. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Services to be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home 8251 Hillcrest RD, Kansas City, MO on December 4th. Visitation will be 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with services and gravesite to follow. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.