Gary Louis Hankton, age 63, of Wells, MN, died Monday, October 25, 2021 at his home. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 20th at 2:00 pm at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN. A public visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. military honors will be accorded by the Wells Color Guard outside the funeral home after the service. Burial will take place in Whalan Lutheran Cemetery in Whalan, MN at a later date. To leave online condolences, please visit:

     Gary was born October 31, 1957 in Chicago, IL, the son of Edward Hill and Thelma Hankton.  Gary served his country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division.  He was united in marriage to Anna Gullickson on April 3, 2003 in Stillwater, MN.  Gary worked as a chef and loved to cook.  He also enjoyed old western movies; John Wayne was his hero.

      He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Anna Hankton of Wells, MN; children: Alicia (Oscar), Lisa (Tamika), Gary Jr. (Krystal), Omiya, Chavez, and Edward Clarence “Robbie”; 9 grandchildren: Gary, Sherrell, Cordaro, Makayla, Flower B and Jayson; sister Patricia; sisters-in-law: Sue (Gregg) Wegner and Janette Gullickson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Herbert, Arthur, Clarence, Edward “Robbie”; granddaughter Kinyanna.