Gary R. Flohr

May 19, 1958 - July 24, 2019

Gary R. Flohr, 61 of Chippewa Falls passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Eau Claire.
Gary was born to Raymond and Arlene (Karis) Flohr on May 19, 1958 in Eau Claire. He graduated from Regis High School in 1976. Gary married the love of his life, Christie Dreke on August 10, 1991. Gary worked at Toy’s Scrap and Salvage for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
Gary is survived by his wife Christie; daughter Sarah (George) Hite and their children Terez and Josef; son Travis Dreke and children Ashlee, Jadeyn, Katrina,
and Karlin; great-grandchild Connor Coleman; siblings: Michael (Lisa) Flohr, Julie (Bill Schmidt) Haugen, Jane (Lee) Scheuermann; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Arlene and his brother Mark.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at a private home at 2104 N. 65th Avenue, Eau Claire, WI. Family and friends may leave online condolences at


  1. Dear Flohr Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you PEACE.
    Shirley Rossano

    - Shirley K Rossano


    - SCOOBY

  3. So sorry Prayers go out to you

    - Lisa Rossano

  4. Hugs and prayers to all of you!!

    - Jeannie Petska

  5. R.I.P Gary i always enjoyed the times at George & Sarah’s cook outs

    - patricia l reif

  6. Sorry for your family’s loss, you are all in our prayers.

    - Scott Keach

  7. I am very sorry to hear of the Families loss of Gary- May God give you ALL strength during this time of Loss and may your memories be Forever in Your Hearts!! The Paffel Family -will also forever – hold memories of the Flohr Family in their Hearts!!!!! God’s Blessings – Joni Paffel-Christ

    - Joni Paffel-Christ

  8. Tony and I would like to give Krissy our sincere condolences, abosolutely loved being around Gary he could always make us laugh,he was one class act! He will be missed.

    - Tony Joann Smith

  9. Chris , and Family , I really am so sorry for the loss of Gary . Gary was a wonderful man I’m many ways .i just think back of all the good times we got to share . Weather it was work or a beer at the Fox . He will be deeply missed and my condolences go out to the whole Family . RIP Gary and God Bless .

    - Tom Toy

  10. Christie and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. R.I.P. Gary. Until we meet again.

    - Steve and Soozie Jenneman

  11. So very sorry for the loss of Gary!
    Charlene and I always enjoyed visiting with him and loved his kid, wise, and independent spirit!
    Take good care of each other!

    - Zane Schaefer

  12. So very sorry for the loss of Gary!
    Charlene and I always enjoyed visiting with him and loved his kind, wise, and independent spirit!
    Take good care of each other!

    - Zane Schaefer

  13. My thoughts and prayers to Christie and family. He was a great man with a big heart that helped everyone. You will be missed Gary. Fly high my friend, until we meet again.

    - Sandy Koch

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know we didn’t work together long but you are in our thoughts and prayers. There aren’t many words that ease a pain of lose, I’ve been there. The love and support from family and friends means so much in a time like this. I’m so sorry you have to go through this .

    - LeeAnn Lewallen

  15. Christie and family, so sorry, Gary although we very seldom were able to actually spend any time together was one the few people I knew that lived and enjoyed life to the fullest. Will never forget that smile and raspy voice. Know he has left a void that will never be filled.

    Paulette Wagner

    - Paulette Wagner

  16. So sorry for your loss…I’ll always remember his big smile and friendly face at family gatherings. Wishing you peace. 💕 -dawn (Charlene Arvold Schaefer’s daughter)

    - Dawn Schaefer Stumpf

  17. We both send out prayers to the whole family. I remember the good times at the rail hayvan bar the pool tenements, party’s at Todd and Gary’s house on the corner of 3rd st and SS. So GARY the memories will always be there and as one of the dirt gang we know u will be still giving them he’ll with the pool games RIP GARY till we meet again. Again prayers to ur family…😇

    - Kevin & Darlene karpe

  18. Chrissy, I am so very sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Lisa Lindner

  19. Julie and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family and all of Gary’s friends. God Bless you all.

    - Julie Campbell

  20. Flohr family. Sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers. From Family of Charles Paffel

    - Steve and Sue Paffel

  21. I know Gary is in heaven Crissy looking down on us with that great smile. Sorry he had to go to soon.Love Pat and Diane

    - Pat and Diane Murphy

  22. Gary was a sweet, kind, loving man. The best laugh and always with a smile. I remember bandaging his toe years ago after a horse stepped on it and he still kept riding. We will miss him so much. Didn’t even know he was sick as he was not a complainer. Wish Mary and I could have made the trip to ride up north where he had invited us to ride from a cabin in the blue hills. He like to chat with my Canadian husband and Ruffy adored his stories. Rest In Peace kind soul.

    - Bridgette Stafford and Ruffy Middagh

  23. Family- Sorry for your loss. Gary was an old friend of mine. Went to school together and hung out fishing and hunting. He will be missed.

    - Mike Carey

  24. We are so very sad to hear this news. Gary was a great guy. We send our love and sympathy. Gone too soon, he will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We are honored to be able to consider him our friend.

    - Tom and Marg Higley

  25. So sorry to here of your loss,Cristie and family our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - Bob & Bernadette Robinson

  26. Gary was a Fine man always full of laughter, loved his family to the fullest. We we will all meet again, trust in God.

    - Kathy Guerts

  27. Chris and family, my deepest sympathy in your loss. Prayers for healing.

    - Becki Berg

  28. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember every time my mom would bring me to Sanitary Disposal when I was younger he would always have a smile and say hello each time I would visit.

    - Amity Kuehl

  29. You have made a very special place in my heart Gary and I will miss you and those bare feet! Not to mention a lot of other quirks of yours! You have been a truly amazing friend to me! I know you will have your toes in the water and ass in the sand. Not a worry in the world cold beer in hand! Hugs and kisses, ❤️ Rachel

    - Rachel Jokes

  30. Sooo Sorry for your great loss .He was a very kind man and his beautiful smile will be missed! All of us who knew him in Birchwood will miss him dearly ! Rest in Peace my freind.

    - mary walters

  31. Haven’t seen Gary in 25 years but I remember him fondly. He was always happy, upbeat, funny and cordial. Went to school with Gary for 12 years and although we ran with different crowds we always talked and connected on our own level when we saw each other. He was a good man and I want to send my sympathies to the Flohr family. RIP, Gary.

    - Mike Devney

  32. To the Flohr we are deeply saddened by your family’s loss. You all are in our hearts and prayers. With God’s Blessings Gary is watching all of his family. Rest In Peace young man. Gone too soon for a lot of folks.

    - Roxi Trimble and Rick Grimm

  33. Chrissy and family, Until the day I die I will always remember that smiling face and his bare feet except the time he wore tennis shoes deer hunting, what a character!! I will miss him.

    - TJ

  34. My deepest sympathies. What an amazing person gone to soon.

    - Sara Everson

  35. Chris and family, so sorry for the passing of Gary. We were pool league partners for many years at the Rail Haven as well as other pool tournaments. We won some trophies together and always had great times at the end of year camp outs or other outings. He was always a wise and kind man. Haven’t personally seen him lately but kept up with were he was and what he was up to from mutual friends. He will be dearly missed,
    Bruce Yule and Anita Warnke

    - Bruce Yule

  36. It’s interesting how we never know the impact that our energy or our spirit will have on another person, even after our last breath. Hmmm. I was a very small child when I was around Gary, but somehow he impacted me so greatly that I never, ever, EVER forgot him. I’m Skinner and Linda’s daughter. I remembered Gary every day as a small, small, child. I had imaginary friends named Tina, Lisa, and Gary. Gary was this long-haired big-smile wearing, fun-having guy. He was happily mischievous, playful and full of joy. I played with my imaginary friends for years. As a young adult, God gave me revelation that those were nothing more than His angels keeping watch over me. I’d like to think that, even though I was so little that I didn’t really know Gary the man, God was training him up for such a time as this; to be an angel over not just one; but over many. May the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit rest, rule, and abide in the hearts of all who are in pain without this sweet man. God Bless.


    - Misty Erickson

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