Gary Wayne Kasner

Gary Wayne Kasner
July 30, 1959 – June 13, 2018

Gary Wayne Kasner of Bryan, TX, was called home to his Savior on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2018 at Callaway Jones Funeral Home, 3001 South College Avenue Bryan, TX 77801 from 6-8pm.  The funeral services will be Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1pm at Bethel Lutheran Church 4221 Boonville Rd, Bryan, TX 77802 with Pastor Randall Bard officiating. Life Tribute Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.

He was born July 30, 1959 in Midland, Texas, the son of Dennis and Louise (nee White) Kasner. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Terry Chapel.

Gary graduated from high school in Travis, TX at Rosebud-Lott High School. He held several jobs as a young man before going to work for the City of College Station. After 6 years of service there, he moved over to the City of Bryan where he remained a loyal public servant for 26 years. He loved working for the city as a code enforcement officer, where many of his co-workers became like family to him. On the side, Gary served as an umpire for the City of Bryan for many years. He was also proud to work for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. He enjoyed working the football and soccer games but his absolute favorite, was the baseball games.

Gary also loved being outdoors. He spent his leisure time at the lake fishing or out on his deer lease hunting and just enjoying the land. Those he loved most while doing what he loved most always surrounded him. Faithful until death, Gary was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church where he loved attending Sunday bible study and service.

His paternal grandparents, Bruno and Elsie Kasner and his maternal grandparents Lewis and Zelma White precede Gary in death. He was a devoted husband to Julie Kasner; a loving father to his daughters Michelle Kasner and Codi (Matt) Young and three stepsons John (Rachel) Sebesta, Bubba Sebesta and fiancée Melissa Gonzalez, Adam (Carolyn) Janac; his parents Dennis and Louise; his brothers Steve, Mark (Jane) Kasner, sister Denise (Buster) Miller; his grandchildren Zane, Bobby, Emma, Jake, Jakob, Colton, Courtney, Katie, Ethan, Heidi, Sasha, and Christopher; and other close friends.

Family and friends wishing to honor Gary’s memory may make a memorial contribution to either Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan, or to the charity of your choice.

 

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  1. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

    Melba, Amanda, and Adrianna Barreiro

  2. We are very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We worked with Gary for years at Aqua-Tech. He was always very up-beat and kidded with some of staff members. We are going to miss him not being here. We wish your family the best. Our prayers are with your family.

    Aqua-Tech Laboratories

  3. It was my honor to know Gary through our association at the Bryan Municipal Court. He was hard working, dedicated and highly professional in matters brought before the Court. He was cheerful and friendly to all. God’s blessing of love and comfort on his family during this time.

  4. My friend Gary,
    Thank you so much for all that you have taught me over the many years we have worked together. You provided me my start with the city and have supported me every day since. You were never one to accept credit for a job well done. You have left a lasting impression on me, my family, and our department. You were very strong and very brave with your fight. Not many people could walk in the shoes that you wore.

    I am going to miss you very much. I am going miss not having you here for coffee group. Not having you here help me through. Not having you here to laugh with. Not having you here to argue with.

    I find so much peace in knowing you found Jesus. You have never looked more at peace than the day you shared this news with me.

    With a heavy heart. Your co-worker and friend

    Mark

  5. Kasner Families,
    So very sorry for your loss! May all the good memories bring you peace and comfort!
    All our love,
    David and Pat Farmer
    Palacios, Texas

  6. Dearest Gary,
    I will miss your smile and the supportive words you always shared with me on life, shared journey of cancer, children, grandchildren, partners, work, and love. Your desire for me to happy and blessed will forever be in my heart. I still recall the lunches we shared as co-workers at Deluxe Burger Bar decades ago; there was always good conversations and laughter! You will be greatly missed. I am thankful to have known you and that you have peace after a such a hard and courageous battle.

    Julie , Codi and family, my heart aches for you all.

    Linda Lindan

  7. Hey Gary,
    Started working with you at gate 1 A&M Football. Enjoyed working with you thought out sports moved to gate 11. You brought our lunches around to everyone. Then you would be at gate 11 after 3 rd quarter. We laughed had good conversations. Baseball and soccer we all had good times. I will see you again my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you Julie and your family.

  8. I worked with Gary at healthsouth for therapy. He was such a strong and brave person and definitely a fighter through his battle. Even with his diagnosis he did not give up and had a great outlook on life. I will keep y’all in my prayers. He will be missed.

  9. Heartfelt condolences to you. I admired Gary for his perseverance despite his illness. I met Gary at A&M Baseball. Unfortunately, I didn’t know him well, because I’ve only worked at baseball the last few years. He made an impression on me though, because he always had a smile on his face. I could tell he was a very caring man. At one of the games, he heard me talking about an incident from the game before and asked what happened. I told him, he listened, and then he gave me the best words of encouragement as if he had known me forever. It meant a lot to me. Prayers to you for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  10. So sorry for your loss. My family and I enjoyed Gary’s company and pleasant nature at the baseball games

  11. Thoughts and prayers to the Kasner family. So sorry for your loss❤️

    Debbie Boedeker
    Port Lavaca, Texas

  12. Gary, you truly lived, laugh, and loved. You will be missed. Our condolences to your family, love y’all.

  13. Even though I can’t be there today for Gary’s final calling my heart is. Prayers going out for comfort for my family Gary we love you and you will be missed. Love you sweet cousin

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