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Gary Pretzer


September 9, 2021

Gary Pretzer

Mr. Gary Marvin Pretzer, age 74, of Howenwald, went to be with the Lord on August 31, 2021. Born in Bay City, Michigan to the late Marvin Ralph Pretzer and Elaine Zink Pretzer.

Gary was a devoted servant of the Lord and a member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was affectionately known by his three grandchildren as Grampy, and was a loving and sweet grandfather to them. Gary was a member of the choir at church for many years and loved to sing and listen to music. He loved books and his children, grandchildren, his sister and all of his extended family at the church. Though he has been called home, Gary will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his four children, Austin (Sylvania) Pretzer, Andrew Pretzer, Daina (Josh) Dowdy, and Jesse Pretzer; sister, Wendy (Chuck) Pretzer-Dobson; grandchildren, Deklan, Gavin, Lorelai.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbia with Pastor Chuck Westra officiating. Visitation were held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the church. A private burial was held at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.


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