Gaer, Grant Thomas (2002 - 2023)
GAER, EKSTROM, SEARS, HAUSHEN, OTTEMA
Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/19/2023 at 14:36:28
Name of deceased: Grant Thomas Gaer
Aged: 20 yrs, 6 mo, 11 days
Residence: Irwin, Shelby County, IA
Born: Aug. 27, 2002; Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA
Died: March 9, 2023; Irwin, Shelby County, IA (vehicle accident)
Funeral services: Wednesday, March 15, 2023; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, IA; burial was in the Redline Cemetery, rural Harlan, IA
Survived by: Parents, Greg and Tanya Gaer; sister, Grace Gaer; grandparents, Tom and Dianna Gaer and Cinda Ekstrom; aunts and uncles, Karissa and Dave Sears, Brooke and Daniel Esktrom, Shane Haushen, Deb and Myron Ottema; girlfriend, Audrey Mohorn; other family members and a close church family, and friends
Predeceased by: no information provided
Education: Attended elementary through high school at IKM-Manning (IA), graduating from here with the Class of 2021; while in high school, Grant was involved in choir, golf, speech, plays, musicals and numerous other activities. He then attended York College in the fall of 2021 where he was a part of the men's golf team, York College Concert Choir, and the Celebration Singers. He attended one semester before deciding to return home and work full-time at Conductix Inc., Harlan, IA
Religious affiliation: Active member, Harlan Church of Christ where he was a spiritual leader; he dedicated his life to Christ and was baptized at age 11.
Military service: no information provided
Employment: During the summers in high school, Grant worked with his father and grandfather in the family business, Irwin Improvement, shingling houses and doing home improvement projects.
Hobbies/Interests: Lived life to the fullest: despite being such a young age, he began ticking things off his bucket list, including buying his dream car, hiking mountains, and skydiving.
Sources: kjan.com; pauleyjones.com
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