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Gary Kimball

Gary Kimball, 67, of Sharon, ND passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Fargo, ND. A memorial graveside service will be held Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:30a.m at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sharon, ND.

Gary was born December 22, 1947 in Britton, SD to Marvin and Mary (Hoffsteder) Kimball. He grew up in Columbia, SD and attended school there. After high school, Gary joined the United States Air Force and served as a Master Sargent for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, old cars, baseball, football, Massey Ferguson tractors and taking his International Super M to tractor shows. Gary was also a dual member of the Cooperstown AFAM and the Blue Lodge Masons 211 Aberdeen AFAM.

Survivors include his children: Candi Kimball, Hal Kimball, and Jackie Kimball; step-son, Dan Nygord; sisters: Rita, Brandon, SD; Judy, Columbia, SD; Lana, Sioux Falls, SD;

Preceding him in death were his parents and step-father, Harold McCormick.

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I just found out yesterday that Gary died. We were such good friends here in Madison, Wisconsin and I had made many trips on Amtrak to visit him when he moved back to North Dakota. The last time he called me was before he went into the hospital this last time. When I found out that he was at the hospital I waited for him to return my call figuring Gary would get better because he would always pull through alot of his struggle with cancer. I was ready to leave work to come out there again and to be with him if he wanted me to. I just loved Gary. I would like to send my sympathy to his family and sisters. I spent a couple of weeks with him after he had his first bone surgery in MPLS because the Thanksgiving before that he had his bone surgery I had visited him and he cooked turkey and we danced in the kitchen and this is when I told him to have the lump checked on his neck. He told me that never to feel bad if he died because he had had such a great life. I am really going to miss his calls and my visits with him. I truely loved your brother. If you want to call me you can call cellular (608)320-2836. He said he was going to be buried in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore.

Sharon Ballweg Aug 17 2015 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy at this time. Gary was a member of the American Legion Post in Aneta and he will be missed. God bless his memory.

Paul & Karen Retzlaff Aug 9 2015 12:00 AM