Gary Mebius

Gary Mebius


February 12, 1947 - July 9, 2022


Please join us in celebrating the life of Gary Mebius on Friday, August 12th.  The gathering will take place outside at Mebius Nursery, 1700 North Foster. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 PM with a service at 6 PM.  A dinner will follow. Please bring a lawn chair and favorite memory.

Gary Lynn Mebius, age 75, passed away on Saturday, July 9th at the Aurora Brule Nursing home.

Gary was born on February 12th, 1947, to Herb and Ethel (Anderson) Mebius. He graduated from Gann Valley High School in 1965 and Dakota Wesleyan in 1970. Gary taught and coached in the Mitchell School District for 7 years. His love of the outdoors led him to open Mebius Nursery and Garden Center. He truly loved his business and was very proud of each and every job that he completed.

Gary’s true passion was hunting and fishing. He fostered many valuable friendships through this passion and never was short on memories or stories about each trip.

He also loved his family deeply, never missing an activity or gathering. Gary loved his trucks, boats, dogs, whiskey and diet coke, strawberry-banana smoothies, and being called the “Gann Valley Flash”.

Gary is survived by his wife, Ila; 3 children: Nicole (Eric) Palmer, grandkids Brynn and Bryce; Marc (Michelle) Mebius, grandkids Hazel and Ruby; Molly (Kevin) Weis, grandkids Maryah, Emma, Aspen, and Micah; brother, Rodney; sister, Linda; sister-in-law, Short (Larry) Larson. Gary is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Wilbur and Laverna Friesen, and many special hunting dogs.



Friday, August 12, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mebius Nursery
1700 N Foster St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, August 12, 2022
6:00 PM
Mebius Nursery
1700 N Foster St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Ramona Pavlin on August 10, 2022
My sympathy to Gary's family & a hug for you Nicole!
Posted by Enertech Global on August 9, 2022
Sending caring thoughts your way.
Posted by Wanda Hasz Lund on August 8, 2022
ila and Family, Please accept my condolences at the passing of Gary, He was a cousin who had a lot of energy and was always smiling. I had planned to attend the service but had several other commetments here. May Gary's memories comfort you all. My memory of him makes me smile.

Ila and Family,
Posted by Wanda Hasz Lund on August 2, 2022
Gary was one of my Mebius cousins! Taught me how to play baseball. Great sense of humor. RIP
Posted by Wanda Hasz Lund on August 2, 2022
One of my great Mebius cousins. Taught me how to play baseball. RIP
Posted by Shannon Kracht(Hardick) on July 25, 2022
So sad to hear of this loss. I basically grew up with Nicole and her family. I spent most weekends out at the lake with the Mebius/ Larson family. They had the best potlucks! Gary, whom referred himself to “Superman”…taught me so much. I loved his attitude about life, he disnt waste a minute, always on the go. What I will remember most about Gary is his contagious humor, laugh and how he embraced life! This is one man who truly loved being with his family. RIP Gary!
Posted by Larry & Kellie Snedeker on July 21, 2022
Gary was a great person and a wonderful friend and Avery good businessman. RIP Gary!
Posted by Steve Kracht on July 21, 2022
Condolences to Gary's family. First met about 40 yrs ago when we moved to Mitchell. My daughter and Nicky were the same age. Last talked to him at a DWU basketball game when brother-in-law, Larry was with him.
Posted by Hollie karber on July 19, 2022
Gary was a great guy! Sorry for your loss!
Posted by Rich and Diane hofer on July 18, 2022
Our prayers to the family for their great loss
Posted by Dan and Diane DesLauriers on July 18, 2022
We have great memories of Gary helping us with our house in Mitchell. He was always smiling and had a wonderful laugh. He certainly will be remembered by all who knew him.
Posted by Lindsay Ness Kimball on July 18, 2022
All my sympathy went to school in Gann Gann avalley he was so much fun and friendly. We had such good times together alot of
Memories..thinking of you yo Rodney mebius
Posted by Bob and Val Westhoff on July 18, 2022
When we were started our nursery and garden center business Gary was so helpful and kind to us. Letting us order with him to save us money. We met his wonderful family. He was one of a kind. Hugs and prayers to the Mebius family.
Posted by Bob and Val Westhoff on July 18, 2022
When we were started our nursery and garden center business Gary wasso helpful and kind to us. Letting us order eith him to save us money
Posted by Charlene (Fuerst) Harbert on July 16, 2022
He was one of my favorite junior high teachers. I left Mitchell. I went to church with my dad when I was home. I said hi Mr. Mebius. He shook my hand and said you can call me Gary now, I'm not your teacher anymore. One of my fondest memories. Bless all of you who had him in your lives.
Posted by Tayla Plastow on July 16, 2022
So sorry for your loss, many thoughts and prayers for all of you🙏🏼 Gary was such a kind man with a great sense of humor.
Posted by Jerry and Linda Ness on July 16, 2022
RIP Gary and to the Mebius family our sympathies .
Posted by Thomas Murphy on July 15, 2022
Gary worked for my father at the funeral home on North Main Street next to Campbell Supply that is now a bank when he was in college. . He might have lived there too and my mother thinks he was one of the college students that did live there but after all these years we are uncertain. I remember having conversation with him about it and we did a commercial for the business class that I will never forget. He taught a business class that I and many others took in junior high. He also was our track coach in high school. He was funny and fun loving and he paid me a compliment at one time that I still cherish today. I wish I could have sat with him to have a conversation about those times. Rest In Peace Gary.
Posted by Howard Paul on July 15, 2022
Always enjoyed visiting with Gary. He will be missed by his many friends.
Posted by Kari Wald- Gales on July 15, 2022
Sorry for your loss!! Prayers to your family!! Gary was a great guy!!
Posted by Dale stern on July 14, 2022
Sympathy to all the family and prayers to all
Posted by Dona Jares on July 14, 2022
my sympathy to the entire family. Have known Gary for many years and my thoughts and prayers go out to all.
Posted by Linna Johnston on July 14, 2022
Sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the whole family.
Posted by Bruce Trebil on July 14, 2022
Mebius family so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Deono and Lonna Miller on July 14, 2022
Entire Mebius family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you.
Posted by Gary and Kay Shafer on July 14, 2022
Sending our sympathy to Gary's family. May all the memories of life with him bring you Peace & Comfort all these days. Gary was a wonderful man, as a friend or to do business with.
Posted by Mary verzani on July 13, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family.
Posted by Harvey Doerr on July 13, 2022
What a great neighbor he was all those years. Never hesitated to share a fishing story or secret. RIP Gary, you'll be remembered always.
Posted by Denny Kaemingk on July 13, 2022
Prayers for the family. Gary was a good man.
Posted by Ruth Daley on July 13, 2022
Mollie sorry to hear about your dad.Prayers to you and your family
Posted by DouglS G Kusel ‘70 on July 13, 2022
First met Gary when I attended DWU, He was one to always say hello, all around great guy, my sympathies to the entire family!
Posted by Jen Larsen on July 12, 2022
Gary was an all around good guy. My condolences to his family and friends.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on July 12, 2022
Deepest Condolences to all of you
Posted by Charlie & Darlene Bailey on July 12, 2022
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Vicky hohn on July 12, 2022
Sending prayers such a great man
Posted by Lynn Metcalf on July 12, 2022
I worked with Gary at the Middle Schoolany years ago. He came in every AM with his fried egg sandwich. Every . Single. Day! He was a great guy. A hard worker, and a good friend. I always enjoyed working with him. Rest in peace Gary.
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