Gary J. Qualley September 3,1941-
November 9, 2020 Known affectionately by his close friends just as “Q”, Gary Jul Qualley, 79, of Racine, Wisconsin, passed in harmony in his sleep on Monday, November 9, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Gary was born upon September 3,1941, in Red Wing, Minnesota to Lloyd and Thalia (Turner) Qualley.
Gary is made it through by his college sweetie and better half of more than 55 years, Joan Marcella (Farrell). She often said she ended up being unnoticeable behind Gary's crutches and six-foot, five-inch stature, however it is common understanding she developed the structure for their relationship, offering him the support and guts to accomplish his biggest ambitions. She surrounded him with the kind of love that went beyond even the worst of days as he battled Alzheimers.
He will be missed out on very much by his children, Michelle Qualley Milan (Brett), Michael Qualley (Jennifer) and Julie Mohrhauser (Peter). Gary led by example, demonstrating daily that there were no barriers too big, no difficulties too great, no scenario that couldn't be gotten rid of by determination and hard work. Constantly the constant safeguard in the family, he equipped his children with the self-esteem to take risks, even at the expense of failure. His on-point suggestions and steadfast assistance will forever be missed.
He took excellent pride in his seven grandchildren Colton, Ella, Katherine, Jackson, James, Madeline and Parker. Each one a tradition.
Gary will unquestionably miss out on playing cards with his sis, Mary Otto, and would like to make it clear that he is the reigning champion of Spite and Malice.
A long-lasting sports aficionado, golf, the Packers, the Badgers and basketball were always in the forefront of Gary's life. No matter how uneasy the bleacher seat, Gary would happily invest hours enjoying his kids and grandchildren play sports. Without a doubt the best Packer video game of Gary's life was the one he spent with his boy and grandsons at Super Bowl XLV, which brought home a Packer win.
A devoted golf player, Gary was a longtime member and former president of the Racine Country Club. He scored a victory at the Pinehurst Country Club in North Carolina and traveled as far as Scotland to play the video game he enjoyed. To watch Gary base on one leg and swing a club (and to do it competitively) was a motivation to many.
Armed with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison, Gary bought Lange's Pharmacy in Racine, WI, at the age of 26. At 40 he reinvented himself by getting his Series 7 license, later his Certified Financial Planner certification, and took pleasure in an admired career as a Financial Advisor and CFP until he retired in 2008. He and Joan likewise owned 3 effective Hallmark stores in Wisconsin.
The household wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to Steve Wanberg, our family's “Saint Steve”. Your caring care extended our time together and provided Gary a life of self-respect till the very end.
In lieu of flowers, the family demands that you make a contribution to the Alzheimer Organization at www.alz.org. A Celebration of Gary's well-lived life will be held at a later date in Racine, Wisconsin.
Released by Racine Journal Times on Dec. 13, 2020.