Gary Gusa

Gary Robert Gusa, 73 of Kellogg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, September 16th. He was born in Wabasha on December 7, 1948, to Ernie and Marge Gusa as the third of nine children. He attended the one room schoolhouse in Kellogg and graduated from Wabasha High in 1966. That September he married the love of his life, Gail Edwards, and together they had three children.

Gary was a logger and a farmer for his entire life. He started working on local farms at 13 and at 18, he bought his own herd of milk cows and started logging. He owned and operated G&G Logging and Lumber for 32 years and continued to farm and haul logs after closing the sawmill in 2021.

Gary's work was his favorite hobby, but he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and making people laugh. He was known for being a prankster and having lots of irons in the fire; he definitely liked to stay busy.

Gary is survived by his wife Gail Gusa, daughter DeAnn Bignell (Ed Sandor), sons John Gusa and Jamey Gusa (Stacy), granddaughters Sarah Bignell, Megan Baker (Kyle), and Sam Gusa, grandson Andrew Gusa, mother Marge Gusa, brothers Darrel (Mary), Larry (Shirley), Scott, Jeff (Jessica), and Brad (Lisa), sisters Barb (Joe) Kirkwood and Connie Gusa, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Ernie Gusa, brother James Gusa, mother and father-in-law Truman and Betty Edwards, and sister-in-law Karen Gusa.

According to his wishes, there will be no wake or funeral. Instead, we invite anyone who would like to join his family for a casual celebration of life at The Front Porch in Kellogg on Sunday, October 2nd from 1-4pm. Bring your best Gary stories and jokes to share!

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at


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