Gary Lapotka, age 61, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Fri. Nov. 27, 2015. He was born Jan. 13, 1954 at Fort Bragg, N.C . to the late John and Mary (Stafford) Lapotka. Gary graduated Madison East High School, class of 1972. He later attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison and obtained his Masters in Natural Resource Management from Texas A&M University.