Walter G Manteufel of Apple Valley, Minnesota | 1942 - 2020 | Obituary
Thursday, Jul 30, 2020
河北快3February 08, 1942 - July 27, 2020
河北快3Walter "Gary" Manteufel, age 78 of Apple Valley passed away July 27, 2020. Survived by his wife Pam; children: Tom Muehlbauer, Molly (Jim) Holmes, and Megan (Scott) Walsh; grandchildren: Jill, Keith, Michela, Shylo, Kimberly, Kandace, Shawn, Haley, and Nathan; 8 great grandchildren; siblings: Ruth (Mike) Deusenberry and Terri (Craig) Steelman; also by other loving family and friends.
Other than a short stint in San Jose, California, Gary lived his entire life in Minnesota. It was here that Gary met Pam, and together they lived, worked, and raised their family in Burnsville. Gary worked as a warehouse manager for most of his career. Shortly after retirement, Gary and Pam moved to Apple Valley, where he spent the rest of his years watching Gunsmoke and Jeopardy turned up way too loudly.
Throughout his life, Gary was a man of many hobbies and eclectic tastes. He loved the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, Windsor Canadian, musical theater, SpongeBob, prime rib, talking on the phone, Neil Diamond, bowling, old westerns, cooking shows, Mambo #5, breakfast with the boys, and spending time with those that called him “Papa.” He had the largest collection of movies this side of the Rio Grande, including Rio Grande. He could captain a pontoon, sing in falsetto, and lose money gambling like nobody’s business. Only Clark Griswald could outdo Gary’s Christmas light display. He never turned down a shot of Fireball. He loved to call the grandkids on the phone, yell “Brilliant!” and then hang up. He always kept a full candy dish by his chair for the kids, and better yet, always had a $20 on hand to reward them for hard work or good grades.
We will miss the way he plowed into a room with his cane, his random giggles for no reason, his boisterous voice and beautiful singing, and his terrible dad jokes. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, Papa, and friend, and will be missed more than words can say. Me oh me oh my, wasn’t that a party!
Please keep Gary in your hearts and prayers。 A private family service will take place with burial at Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights with a public celebration of his life at a future date。
White Funeral Home - Apple Valley