We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Buchanan Funeral Home
Gerhardt (Gary) Pilgrim, age 79 of Kewaunee died on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. He was born in West Kewaunee on March 21, 1943 to the late Gerhardt R. and Marcella (Ollmann) Pilgrim.
Gary graduated from Kewaunee High School with the class of 1962. He then married Ann Peters on August 1, 1964.
Gary and Ann farmed in West Kewaunee on the family farm until retiring. Gary also worked for Frank Hamachek Machine Co. in the foundry and hauled can milk for local dairies.
He enjoyed spending time in the woods making fire wood, playing sheephead, polka music and especially playing with the grandkids.
Survivors include Ann, his wife of fifty-six years; two sons and daughters-in-law: Scott and Tammy; Dan and Wendy both of Kewaunee; eight grandchildren, Austin and special friend Dacia, Collin, Kali, Kody, Brock, Jon (Abbey), Dylan and special friend, Devin, Amber and special friend, Jack; two brothers, Dale Pilgrim, Randy (Donna) Pilgrim; two sisters, Jane (Mark) Petersen, Verlayne Becker; three brothers-in-law, John (Lowanda) Peters, Alvin Hills, Dave Pederson a sister-in-law, Sue Warner.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kristine, a brother, David Pilgrim, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Leota Peters, four brothers-in-law, Bill (June) Peters, Wayne Warner, Gerald (Ingra) LeGreve, John Becker, two sisters-in-law, Katherine Hills, Jeannie Pederson.
Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:00 a.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Carlton until the time of services. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with pastor Bruce Schwark officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.