In Memory

Gary Healey

There are three parts of this memorial expressing the untimely passing of Gary.
The first is the public obituary from the Lincoln Journal Star.
A second part shares Mark Michel's words of his life-long and best-friend friendship with Gary and the loss Mark feels. This is taken from his post on Facebook.
The third is a magnificent Tribute Video and Memories comments on the Lincoln Memorial Dignity page. There are lots of photos, lots of smiling faces. It is a wonderful tribute.

Lincoln Journal Star

March 30, 1954 - March 14, 2020
Gary K. Healey, 65, of Lincoln, passed away March 14, 2020. He was born on March 30, 1954 in Lincoln, to Patrick and Marilyn (Roemmich) Healey.
Gary retired in 2017 as a successful salesman from the banking, printing and car dealership industries. He was also a proud member of St. Marks UMC. Gary earned a top scholarship in Baseball at UNL and continued his love for sports in bowling, hunting, fishing, softball and golf.
Gary was a proud husband, father and papa who is survived by his wife Juanita of forty-five years, sons Chad, Chase (Rebecca) and Chip (Annie) all of Lincoln. Three grandchildren Mason, Micah and Braxton. Father Patrick and brother Bruce (Marcia) along with cousins and many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his mother Marilyn.
During these unprecedented times and restriction of large gatherings, there will only be a private family burial. We will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation in lieu of flowers: 6500 Kelsey Lane, Lincoln, NE 68516. Condolences online at
To send flowers to the family of Gary Healey, please visit Tribute Store.

Mark Michel
posted the following on the Southeast facebook account on March 14, 2020. 

As most of you know, and for those who don’t, my lifelong friend Gary Healey was a great guy! Always a warm welcome whenever he saw you, always a positive attitude. A man who cherished his family and friends! One of the best infielders you could ever want on your team and a dude with a wicked curve ball when asked to pitch! I have so many great memories of our lives, from scooping snow for five bucks a driveway, helping each other with our paper routes, graduating from bicycles to our first motorcycles, being the Best Man in each of our weddings, camping, duck and pheasant hunting, I could go on and on! Bottom line, no one could ever be blessed with a better true friend than Gary! I was so fortunate to have him in my life! He will be truly missed! On behalf of Cyndi and me and Juanita and her family we thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers! Please stay safe during these trying times and you all have our prayers and best wishes for better days ahead!

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery
Gary K. Healey was born on March 30, 1954 and passed away on March 14, 2020.


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03/15/20 07:32 PM #1    

Tom Partridge

I would like to say ditto to many of the comments Mark made about Gary. What a great person and he made all the people around him better. Gary was the most talented person on our baseball team and if we would have won state it would have been because of Gary.  We had a couple of runs at it but fell short but it wasn’t because of Gary. He will be missed and our prayers and love go out to Juanita and his family. The world is a better place because of Gary.  We all wish we could just have a few more minutes with Gary to tell him how much he meant to our lives but we will have to wait now to we see him in that heavenly place.  Take care, and we will miss Gary!  

03/16/20 12:24 PM #2    

Paula Grant (Smith)

My heartfelt sympathy to Juanita and her family and also to their long time friends.  Gary and Juanita were the cutest high school sweethearts ever, and Gary set an exemplary example in and out of the halls of LSE.  

03/17/20 06:38 AM #3    

Jeff Hoffman

I am sitting here with a heavy heart. Gary you can now join Mike in the infield "Field of Dreams"  Hope I can  join you both one day.  Our Condolences to Juanita and Gary's family......Jeff and Dottie Hoffman

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