Gary Slowey

Gary Slowey, age 78, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Friday, April 29, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton, South Dakota, with Reverend Thi Pham officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a Vigil service and rosary at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Mike Lansdowne, Cody Lansdowne, Mitchell Lansdowne, Garret Evans, Curtis Evans, and Brandy Bennett.

Gary Slowey was born October 30, 1943, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Leon and Mary Evelyn (Nooney) Slowey.  He grew up on the farm in the Mayfield and Irene area and attended Cornbelt Country School.  He attended high school in Irene and Yankton and began working at Cimpl Meats in Yankton.  Gary married Yvonne Walz on November 10, 1962 in Dimock, South Dakota.  They lived in Yankton and Gary decided to go into business for himself.  In 1978, Gary started Slowey Auto Body in Yankton and continued operating the business until he retired in 2014.

Gary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton and was a founding member of the Classic Cruiser Car Club.  Gary loved restoring and working on classic cars.  He was a hard worker who was a bit of a perfectionist whether it was tinkering in his garage or working in the yard.  He especially enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Slowey of Yankton, South Dakota; two daughters: Lisa (Kevin) Evans of Yankton and Tracy (Wayne Buss) Slowey of Irene, South Dakota; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters: Judy Jensen of Irene, South Dakota and Mary Ann (Les) Marek of Yankton; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law: Duane “Winky” Jensen and Aelred Walz; and nephew, Gordon Walz.



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5 response to "Gary Slowey"

  1. By: Stan and Diana Steinert Posted: April 30, 2022

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
    God Bless

  2. By: Ken l hansen Posted: May 2, 2022

    So sorry for your loss, Gary was a wonderful man. My prayers are with you.

  3. By: Judy Ludens Posted: May 3, 2022

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  4. By: Carol Schoenfelder Posted: May 3, 2022

    Yvonne and family, sorry for the loss of your loved one. you are in our prayers.

    Carol Puetz Schoenfelder
    Liz Puetz Winter
    Timothea Puetz Murtha

  5. By: Ken Harts Posted: May 4, 2022

    Gary and I attended school and graduated together. We had many good times after high school. He was a good friend. My condolences to Yvonne and family.

    Ken Harts

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