Donald “Dean” Garrity, age 73 years, of rural Hillsboro, Wisconsin, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro.
He was born on January 6, 1946 to Kenneth J. and Florence (Bliss) Garrity in Hillsboro and grew to adulthood in the La Farge and Viola area. Dean served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam War.
Dean was married to Colleen “Cokey” Mason and spent the past 27 years with Vicki Olsen. He spent many hours fencing in the rural area and loved to talk with people and joke around. Dean also enjoyed shooting pool and was a classic car enthusiast.
Survivors include Vicki Olsen of Hillsboro; daughters, Melissa (Brian) Brown of Kendall, Susan (Noe) Razo of Green Bay and Dawn Garrity of Norwalk; grandchildren, Jessica Richert, Daniel Schultz, Nathan (Megan) Blaha, Zachery Blaha, Dale Blaha Jr., Dustin (Annie) Garrity, Sabrina Razo, Leticya Madrigal, Lydia Madrigal and Jorge Madrigal; twelve Great Grandchildren; Vicki’s daughters, Kimberley (Chuck) Zimmerman and Karyl (Bob) Henkes and grandchildren, Cole Hudzinski and Molly Henkes; brothers, Rod Garrity and William (Sharon) Garrity, of Viola and sisters, Alice Preuss of Union Center and Janice Johnsrud of Gays Mills. He was preceded in death by his Parents; brother, Kenneth Garrity; infant brother, Steve Garrity and infant sister, Kathy Garrity.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro.