Town of Vernon

Gary W. Belman Sr.

March 5, 1940 - July 18, 2009

Gary W. Belman Sr. of the town of Vernon passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009, at his residence. He was 69.

Gary was born in Milwaukee on March 5, 1940, the son of Donald Sr. and Bernice (nee Fleisner) Belman.

Gary was a 1958 graduate of Waukesha South High School. On May 19, 1962, he married Cheryl R. Strand at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in New Berlin.

Gary was a retired Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department deputy. He was also the owner of Gary Belman Landscaping, Grading and Trucking, Inc. in the town of Vernon. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and enjoyed farming and raising paint horses.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; his children, Gary Jr. and Laurie (Kevin) Giffin, both of the town of Vernon; three grandchildren, Ashley and Evan Belman, and Chelsey Lobenhofer; his mother, Bernice of Marshfield; a brother, Donald Jr. (Carol) of Waukesha; two sisters, Patricia (Kenneth) Wiegel of Marshfield and Therese Frost of Racine; his father-in-law, Ervin Strand of Oconto Falls; a sister-in-law, Susan Hanna of North Prairie; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Sr.; a brother, Richard; his mother-in-law, Ruth Strand; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Urbanek.

A very special thank you to John Anderson for helping out on the farm during Gary’s illness.

A private family service will be held.

Memorials in Gary’s name may be made to HAWS of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services, Mukwonago, is serving the family. For any other information, please call 363-7126 or visit online at