Gary L. Heimsoth (Butch) 74, of Newport, Oregon passed away on January 29th at Evergreen Hospice in Albany, OR. A lifelong resident of Lincoln County, Gary was born on August 30, 1945 in Toledo, Oregon to Leonard and Olive Heimsoth. He attended Toledo High School and was a member of the Oregon National Guard. He married Karen Steensen on June 12th, 1971. Gary worked as a forester for Georgia Pacific, a driver for Thompson’s sanitary Service, and a custodian with Lincoln County School District. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Toledo Fire Department. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, cutting firewood, riding his four-wheeler, and making sure his friends got home safely after a fun night out. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen; his daughter, Sarah; his grandson, Gavin; his sisters Lois and Jeannie, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in his memory.
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