Born:November 21, 1947

Passed Away:October 30, 2012

Location:Glendale, Arizona

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Gary Eugene Tichota

Gary E. Tichota, 64, passed away on October 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona, with family by his side.

He was born on November 21, 1947 in Columbus, Nebraska. He married his high school sweetheart, Glenda Townsdin on July 13, 1968 in Fremont, Nebraska; they enjoyed 44 years of marriage and raised three children.  Gary retired from Hormel Foods in 2004 after 33 years of employment.

He and his wife, Glenda, retired to Glendale, Arizona in 2004.  Gary was a life long Nebraska Cornhusker fan, enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, spoiling his two dogs Molly & Abby, and most of all spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Gary is survived by his wife, Glenda; son Gary II and wife Diane of Omaha, Ne; daughter Tina and husband Eric of Strasbourg, Co, daughter Angie and husband Colby of Phoenix, Az; sister Sharon Denton & husband Larry of Omaha, Ne, sister Kathy Rhodes of Omaha, Ne and three nieces.

He is also survived by five grandchildren; Austin Lewis, Jared Lewis (Tina), Beck Tichota, Emily Tichota (Gary II) and Peyton Lingenfelter (Angie).

Gary is also survived by he & Glenda’s “bestest” friends, the Gottschall’s.

The family will be holding a private memorial service celebrating Gary’s life in Glendale, AZ.

Gary was preceded in death by his father Lumir Tichota and mother Lillian Tichota.

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4 Memories to “Gary Eugene Tichota”

  1. George and Linda Gottschall says:

    Glenda, Tina, Gary Jr. and Angie. When you look to the heavens you will see the brightest star….that will be your Dad. and Husband and our “Bestest friend” and the twinkle we be the twinkle in Gary’s eye! We miss the times with all of the kids when we would “Rock Around The Clock” until broad daylight. We will all do it again when we meet Gary in heaven…Rock and Roll Heaven and you know they have a hell of a band! Yes we do believe in forever, just like our friendship.
    Love and prayers and may the Angels of heaven wrap their wings around you and bring you strength and peace.

  2. Julie Windeshausen says:

    Tina and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember all of the fun times hanging out at your house in high school. Your dad always cracked me up!
    May you feel the comfort of God’s love during this time.


  3. Glenda I am so sorry to hear of your loss:( Its been a number of years but the Townsend girls always hold a special place in my heart. Deepest Sympathy to all of you xoxoxo

  4. Pat Davis says:

    Glenda, Tina, Gary Jr. and Angie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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