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May 23, 2011

Gary Lee Wersal

— Gary L. Wersal, age 59, died Friday May 20, 2011 at his home in rural Madelia, MN.

Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato, with Rev. Wayne Eichstadt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church on Tuesday. A private family burial will be held. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gary Lee Wersal was born September 14, 1951 to Donald Wersal Sr. and Agnes (Meyer) Kopp in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato West High in 1969 and earned a degree in auto mechanics from Mankato Votech South Central College. Gary worked as an auto mechanic for Nielsen Chevrolet in St. Peter. Gary was a very kind-hearted person that did not know the meaning of the word no. He was a hard worker and will be missed by many.

Gary is survived by his mother, Agnes Kopp of North Mankato; brother, Donald (Chris) Wersal of Cleveland; nephews, Ryan Wersal and special friend Beth U’ren of Minneapolis; Jon (Daitra) Wersal of St. Peter; Jeff (Crystal) Wersal of Lake Crystal; grand nieces and nephews, Hannah, Kylie, Bennett, Jake, Judd and Max.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Donald Wersal Sr. and step-father, Jerome Kopp.

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