Gary E. Wathen, age 83, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, died peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Hazel (Perkins) Wathen; granddaughter, Jordan Perleberg; son-in-law, Tony Poliseno. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 41 years, LaVonne; children, Cheryl Bennett, David Wathen, Jacqueline Poliseno, Terry (Ann Larson) Wathen, Carma Puffer, Sharon (Wally) Schendel, Katherine (Michael) Ryan; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m., until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment at Victor Hill Cemetery, Wyoming, Minnesota.