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Hefel, Gerald John "Jerry" 1931-2007


Posted By: Barbara Gehlsen Nugent (email)
Date: 1/18/2014 at 10:04:48

Behr Funeral Home obituary online:

Gerald J. "Jerry" Hefel
38895 Ridge Avenue
Sherrill, Iowa
February 15, 1931 - May 9, 2007
Age: 76 years
Born: North Buena Vista, IA
Residence: 38895 Ridge Avenue
Place of Death: 38895 Ridge Avenue
Military Service: Navy
Spouse: Marge Hefel
Married: Guttenberg, IA
Father: Thomas Hefel
Mother: Florence Hefel

Survived By
Marge Hefel, Wife, Sherrill, Iowa
Michael (Lynn Bries) Hefel, Son, Sherrill, IA
Ron Hefel, Son, Sherrill, IA
Elizabeth Bamrick, Daughter, Sherrill, IA
Ken Hefel, Son, Sherrill, IA
Penny Hefel, Daughter, Fairplay, WI
DeDe (Rich Dalsing) Hefel, Daughter, Potosi, WI
Kathy (Glen) Burkle, Daughter, Waverly, IA
Catherine Moser, Sister, Guttenberg, Iowa
Evelyn (James) McGuire, Sister, Dyersville, Iowa
Norma (John) Latteyer, Sister, Shellsburg, Iowa
Raymond G. Hefel, Brother, Apache Junction, Arizona
Emmet P. (Darlene) Hefel, Brother, Dubuque, Iowa
Lester R. (Leila) Hefel, Brother, Holy Cross, Iowa
Leon A. (Sandy) Hefel, Brother, Dubuque, Iowa
Dan H. (Sue) Hefel, Brother, Guttenberg, Iowa
Bob (Jeanie) Hefel, Brother, Dubuque, Iowa
Loren (Sharon) Moser, Brother-in-law, Guttenberg, IA
Ila Weyant, Sister-in-Law, Guttenberg, IA
Leatha Moser, Sister-in-Law, Guttenberg, IA
Nell Bolsinger, Sister-in-Law, Guttenberg, IA
Preceded In Death By
Thomas Hefel, Father, deceased
Florence Hefel, Mother, deceased
Lenny Hefel, Brother, deceased
Thomas Hefel, Brother, deceased
Carl Hefel, Brother, deceased
Ruth M. Breitbach, Sister, deceased

Additional Biographical Information

Gerald John Hefel went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday May 9, 2007.

Gerald was born Feb. 15, 1931 in North Buena Vista, Iowa - Son of Tom and Florence (Errthum) Hefel.

He married Marjorie Moser on October 27, 1955 in Guttenberg, Iowa.

Gerald served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Wiltsie and the USS Cushing. He received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

Gerald and Marge farmed near North Buena Vista and owned and operated Gerry's Barber Shop for the past 47 years, and for the last 5 years he co-operated with his daughter at the Dad and Daughter Barber and Beauty Shop.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Buena Vista, Iowa and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Gerald was a member of the UFCW Local and the American Legion Dyersville Post #137.

Gerald took delight in being the provider for his family through his farming and hard work. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada, but he most loved spending time with his family and friends and discussing politics.

Friday, May 11, 2007
Friends may call from 2:00 until 7:00 on Friday at Behr's 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, and after 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church Hall in North Buena Vista, Iowa.The Dyersville American Legion Post #137 services will be on Friday at Behr's at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral Service
10:30 am, Saturday, May 12, 2007
Immaculate Conception
North Buena Vista, Ia.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista at 10:30 a.m.
A Gerald J. "Jerry" Hefel Memorial Fund has been established.

Interment: Immac.Conception Cemetery
N. Buena Vista, IA


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