STOEHR, Gary W. 1937-2012
STOEHR, PRIMUS, BAKER, JOHNSON
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:06
Gary William Stoehr, 74, of Grundy Center, died October 21, 2012 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 26 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Memorial Services will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday at the church.
Gary was born on December 15, 1937, in Marshalltown the son of William and Esther (Primus) Stoehr. He was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wellsburg on March 20, 1938. He was united in marriage to Joylyn Baker and later divorced. He later married Marjorie Johnson on October 2, 1971 in Grundy Center. He graduated from Wellsburg Community School in 1956. Gary served in the U.S. Army for 6 months and the Army Reserves for two years, discharging on June 30, 1966. In his early years Gary worked for the Wellsburg Creamery and as a carpenter. He then worked for Hoeg and Ames Well Drilling in Lincoln and later started his own well drilling business, H&S Well Drilling. He also owned a trenching business and enjoyed farming his entire life.
He was a member of the American Lutheran Church, Amvets, Grundy County Conservation Board, Jolly Boys, and Shiloh Township Cemetery Board. Gary enjoyed woodworking, playing with his grandchildren, mowing his yard, fishing, taking pictures & videos, traveling, baking bread & pies. Gary also enjoyed raising cattle and occasionally having conversations with them. Gary was very proud of and loved his German heritage. He enjoyed conversing in German.
Gary is survived by his wife, Marjorie Stoehr, Grundy Center; son, Gary Stoehr Jr, Wellsburg; daughter, Stephanie (Marcus) Newsom, Waverly; step-children; Valorie (Dennis) Regan, Grundy Center, Suezette (Jim) Buskohl, Reinbeck, Robin (Steve) Allbee; grandchildren, Richard (Nikki) Regan, Osceola, Wis., Rhonda Regan Kioga, Waterloo, Bradley (Allison) Ruth, Grundy Center, Adam (Kassie) Ruth, Eldora, Amanda Johnson Moore (Garret), Anchorage, Alaska, Megan Johnson Sawtelle, Anchorage, Alaska, Alison Johnson, Healy, Alaska, Jessi Klar, Reinbeck, Brody Buskohl, Reinbeck, Mosai Newsom, Waverly, Asa Newsom, Waverly, Che Newsom, Waverly; 10 great-grandchildren; and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; one brother, Kenneth Stoehr; and one granddaughter, Nastasia Noel Grace Newsom.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 October 2012, pg 3
In the Gary Stoehr, Sr. obituary printed in last week's Grundy Register there was a name inadvertently left out. A son, Kent (Andrea) Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, should have been included in the list of survivors.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 November 2012, pg 5
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