Memorial Fund for Gary Willems

As many of you know, Gary Willems went into ICU on November 5, 2020, after being diagnosed with COVID-19. After battling the disease for over a month, Gary sadly passed away on December 14. Gary was a long-time employee of BMG of Kansas in Hesston and has lived in the Hutchinson/Inman area for his whole life. 

This fundraiser is set up by members of his family as a memorial to support his wife, Joleen, with the medical bills and funeral costs. Any amount will be helpful and all funds will be sent directly to Joleen.

His family is thankful for the outpouring of prayers from Gary's friends and relatives. We know that if anyone who knew and loved Gary would donate at least $10, we could further bless his family by meeting our fundraiser goal.

This has been a difficult year for everyone and we hope that the community will come together in this holiday season to bless Gary's family in their time of mourning and need. 53545150_1609030634933756_r.jpeg53545150_1609030655949857_r.jpeg

Note: Erin Lenihan, the organizer of this fundraiser, is Gary Willem's 2nd cousin and partnering with her mother Doris (Forese) Lenihan to support Joleen Willems. All collected funds will be sent directly to Joleen Willems.


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  • Doris Lenihan 
    • $150 
    • 5 d
  • Jami Bardshar 
    • $20 
    • 10 d
  • Ty & Brenda Knox 
    • $50 
    • 11 d
  • Calyn Reinhart 
    • $10 
    • 15 d
  • Caleb Sovde 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Erin and Doris Lenihan 
South Hutchinson, KS
Joleen Willems 
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