Gary Denison, 69


Gary L. Denison 69 of Blair, Nebraska passed away Wednesday Aug. 16, 2023 at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Fremont to Duane and Arlene (Pawling) Denison.

Gary grew up in Arlington, Neb., was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, a 1971 graduate of Arlington High School and a 1972 graduate of Lincoln School of Commerce.

Gary served in the United States Army (1974-1977) and Army Reserves (1988-2006), retiring in 2006. He served in the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) and Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Gary was a life member of Arlington VFW Post 8332, American Legion Post 71 and was American Legion Commander. He was

Chairman of the Arlington Veterans Club for eight years and a board member from 2011 to 2021. He was also a life member of the NRA, Fremont Veterans Coalition and the DAV.

He retired from the Nebraska Department of Corrections in 2018 after 20 years.

Gary enjoyed being with family and friends, country living, hunting, target shooting, golf, Husker Football, supporting veterans and the Arlington Veteran Club. Gary’s motto: “God, Country, Family, Friends and Freedom.”

Gary is survived by his wife Sheryl (Ruwe) Denison of Blair; daughter, Lindsey Walton of Randolph, Neb.; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Ethan Walton; brothers, Doug (Marlene) Denison, and Rod Denison all of Lincoln, Neb..

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger; and sister, Juanita Benne.

Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in

Arlington. Please wear your Husker gear in honor of Gary’s love of the Huskers. Military Honors and lunch will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Arlington Veterans Club.

Online condolences may be left at

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home, 232 W. Eagle St. Arlington, NE 68002 402-478-4151.