Gary Dean Clearwater, age 68, La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020. He was born on March 7, 1952 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of Fred and Dorothy Johnston Clearwater. He graduated from La Cygne High School in the Class of 1970. He married Susie James on February 8, 1975. He worked as an equipment operator and was currently employed with Hamm Construction. Gary's number one priority was his family. He enjoyed spending time in the roping pen, taking care of his cows and upland bird hunting. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was preceded in death by his parents. Gary is survived by his wife of forty-five plus years, Susie, son, Ty Clearwater, daughters, Kristie Jo Clearwater(John) and Tatum Schull(Tom), a brother, Larry Clearwater(Dalena), two sisters, Kathy White(Donnie), Karen Matula(Dan) and four grandchildren, Austin Kelpis, Cole Wallace, Bryson and Heath Schull.
Graveside service will be 11 am Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the East Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Linn County 4-H Council, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.