Gary Guyer
June 23, 1941 - June 19, 2018

Gary Eugene Guyer, 76, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Gary was born June 23, 1941 on the family farm near Elgin, the son of Aubrey and Mabel (Christianson) Guyer. He grew up in the area, graduating from West Union High School in 1959. Gary entered the U. S. Army and served a tour in Vietnam. He was a truck driver most of his life, driving for many different companies.

Gary is survived by his five sons: Garret, Bensen , Shayne, Clayton, and Barton Guyer, nine siblings: Angie Andrews of Palo, Iowa, Rodney (Doris) Guyer of Elgin, Betty Benjegerdes of Postville, John (Ellen) Guyer of Clermont, Kay Behnken of Monona, Nita (Harry) Pape of West Union, Becky (Bob) Keehner of Luana, Rachel (Gary) Woodson of Elgin, and Cindy (Dale) Bilden of Clermont; and several grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Mable; siblings: Doug Guyer, Ethan Guyer, Patricia Hofland, Belle Kleppe and Olivia Drewes, four brothers-in law: Al Behnken, Sig Hofland, Carl Andrews, and Paul Benjegerdes. 

 

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Class of '59, North High School, West Union, IA on July 26, 2018 at 9:05 PM said:

Gary's classmates were sorry to hear of his passing and wish
to send condolences and sympathy to his family. He was a
good classmate and he gave much serving his country in the
military, raising a family and working hard. It is sad when
one of us dies. We studied and grew up together. We had fun
together and school was not always easy. The way it is, is
the way it is. God bless.
Mary Roach Webber, spokesperson.
connie Lawless Schlatter on July 8, 2018 at 11:14 AM said:

TO GARYS FAMILY. I WAS A CLASSMATE OF GARYS AT WEST UNION HIGH SCHOOL. I ESPECIALLY REMEMBER STUDY HALL. GARY NEVER GOT IN TROUBLE FOR TALKING---HE WAS THE QUIET ONE. ALWAYS LISTENING AND LAUGHED WHEN NECESSARY. AFTER SCHOOL GRADUATION I NEVER SAW HIM AGAIN BUT WONDERED WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO GARY GUYER. THANKS FOR MILITARY PHOTO. HE LOOKED HANDSOME IN THAT. THEN ALL SOLDIER BOYS DID.
I SEND MY SYMPATHY TO ALL HIS FAMILY AND SIBLINGS.
SADLY WE MUST WRITE IN OUR MEMORY BOOK, ANOTHER CLASSMATE DECEASED. THE ROLL CALL GETS SHORTER EVERY YEAR. BUT WE KNOW THAT IS LIFE.

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