Celebrating Gary Haaheim

Gary Haaheim’s Celebration of Life

Join Gary and the Haaheim Family and Friends as we celebrate Gary’s rich and wonderful life. 

Gary is terminally ill with pancreatic cancer and has recently stopped chemo to transfer into hospice care. 

Our hope is to celebrate his life while he is still with us, and that he will attend and get to see you all one last time. 

For his ease and comfort being at home, this will be a virtual gathering. We hope this will also make it easier for more of his dear friends from throughout his life to attend. Wear comfy clothes, and feel free to bring a snack.

There will also be Small Group Video Gatherings (to be scheduled) to interact with Gary in a more informal, conversational setting; and we invite you to share your memories, stories, photos, videos, reflections, etc in the Facebook Group linked below.


The Celebration of Life virtual gathering will be on February 10th, 2024, at 1pm Central Time, hosted on Zoom, and will be 90 minutes.

You are invited to gather 15 minutes early at 12:45pm CT to enjoy musical performances before the event.

Please note this is the only celebration planned for Gary. There will be no traditional funeral after he passes.

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In addition to the virtual gathering on 2/10/24, there are two other ways to participate in Gary’s Celebration of Life:

1) Attend one of the Small Group Video Gatherings (to be scheduled), if desired, to interact with Gary in a more informal, conversational setting.

These will be groups of people from various parts of Gary’s life (examples of groups are Haaheim relatives, Wickersham relatives, Cornell College friends, Rovers, Vista Volunteers, coworkers from Fitness Master, etc. No need to choose a group — we will place you in one). Please indicate your interest using the RSVP form above.


We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as we prepare to say goodbye to a wonderful husband, father, teacher, and friend. You all mean so much to him and we warmly welcome you to our celebration. 


The Haaheim Family