Obituary: Gary Wait

October 9, 1950 ~ February 25, 2023

Gary L. Wait, 71, died on February 25, 2023 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born October 9, 1950 in Escanaba, Michigan to Harry, Jr. and Edna Mae (Ramspeck) Wait.  Gary graduated from Highland Park High School, Illinois and attended Columbia Basin College and later Washington State University.  He worked for years as an investigator for the Highland Park Police Department and continued investigating privately afterwards in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  Gary’s passion was fishing, in early years as a charter captain and more recently enjoying many trips to Alaska.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Erin Wait; brother, Harry Wait (Barb Melone); and sister, Mary Jo (Mark) Szczerba.

Visitation was held at the Miller-Reesman Funeral Home in Union Grove, Wisconsin, on Friday, March 3, 2023. with burial at the Union Grove Memorial Cemetery.