Gary Wayne Friedlein, 65, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Gary Wayne Friedlein, 65, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Joe Thrower will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Gary’s Life Celebration at a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Gary was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Monroe City, Mo., to Roland George and Willa Maude Quinn Friedlein.

He was married to Gloria D. Lake on Nov. 20, 1971, at Providence Baptist Church in Withers Mill, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include two children, Shawn C. Friedlein (Kaitlyn) of Hannibal, Mo. and Kristen L. Bland (Shawn) of Wentzville, Mo.; one brother, Roland Friedlein, Jr. of Durham, Mo.; one sister, Patti Stone (Bob) of Monroe City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Caden Friedlein, Kolton Friedlein, Haisley Friedlein and Emma Bland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Judy Spurgeon, Paula Friedlein; one brother, Bob Friedlein; and one granddaughter, Hannah Friedlein.

Gary attended Indian Creek Elementary School and later was a graduate of Monroe City High School.

Since 2005, he worked as a supervising manager of Riverview Manufacturing in Palmyra, Mo. He also had his own machine shop and spent most of his spare time there.

Gary enjoyed farming, gardening, going to tractor pulls, diesel truck pulls, MOPAR drag races, MOPAR days, “King of the Streets” class races and NHRDA racing. Gary loved spending time with his family, the outdoors, barbecuing, setting off fireworks and he loved roller coasters. He was a member of the New London's Lion Club.

Gary was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church in Hannibal.

Gary will be remembered by his friends and family as a hardworking, loving, talented, creative, caring, and intelligent person. He could fix anything and was a true “jack of all trades.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for medical expenses, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Lake, Doug Jenkins, Raymond Lake, Cam Ritter, Troy Ritter and Leslie Cornelius.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harland Greeves, Derek Webb, Mark Hawkins, Kevin Tomlinson, Monty Doyle, Dave Juette and John Eidson.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com .