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Garry Hastings
August 13, 1950 - December 27, 2010

Garry Lee Hastings, 60, of Oelwein passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at the University of Iowa Hospital.

            Garry was born on August 13, 1950 in Poplar Bluff, MO to parents Jewel and Dortha (Hemby) Hastings.  He graduated from Edgewood-Colesburg Community School in 1970.  On June 26, 1971 Garry was united in marriage to Margaret Meskell at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.

            Garry had been employed at Hilton Mobile Homes in Guttenberg, Fry’s Mobile Homes in West Union, City Laundry in Oelwein, Speedy’s Manufacturing Company in Oelwein, Boeing Aircraft in Wichita KS, and for the last 28 years at Transco Railway Products in Oelwein.

            Garry enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and going to Saturday morning breakfast with the group at Country Cottage Café.  He was always happy to volunteer at the American Legion for their breakfasts and dinners.

            Garry will be missed by all who knew, and continue to love him: his wife Margaret; his daughter Stephanie (Brian) Prull and their children Alexis and Audrey of Waconia, MN; his mother Dortha Hastings of Edgewood; his brothers: Jerry (Patricia) Hastings of Edgewood and Frank (Jane) Hastings of Maquoketa; his sisters: Beverly (Dave) Atkinson of Edgewood, Phyllis (Steve Summers) Hastings of Guttenberg, Lois Miller of Garnavillo, and Lynn (Jim Opitz) Dahling of Strawberry Point; 18 nieces and nephews; 24 great nieces and nephews; cousins by the dozens; and many, many friends.

Visitation:  5-7 PM on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. 

Funeral Services:  10:30 AM on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein with Rev. Darwin Moore officiating.

The Geilenfeld Funeral Home is caring for Garry and his family, please phone 319.283.4653 for more information, or visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.   


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Ken and Linda Ingles on December 31, 2010 at 10:01 AM said:

The Hastings family, sorry to here of Garry's passing. Garry was always fun to be around.
Donna Fauser on December 30, 2010 at 4:53 PM said:

My deepest sympathy to all the family at this time of their loss. I will be thinking of you. Sincerely, Donna Fauser
Deb Everett Elledge on December 30, 2010 at 8:49 AM said:

My deepest sympathy to the Hastings Family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss! It has been alot of years since seeing Garry, but I spent alot of time at the Hastings household during my high school years as Lynn and I were very good friends at that time. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you all at this time. "Memories are more than just a link to the past...sometimes they are all we have that will last." Garry will live in your hearts forever!!
Denise and Stetson Marshall on December 30, 2010 at 7:10 AM said:

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there. I did not die.
Denise and Stetson Marshall on December 30, 2010 at 7:06 AM said:

You are all in our prayers and my deepest sympathy goes out to your family. If you need anything just let me know and I will run next door to your house and help. I Love you and will always be here for you.
Judy Fannon Sanchez on December 28, 2010 at 6:31 PM said:

The Hastings Family,
I just wanted you to know that I am very sorry to hear of Garrys passing. My heart hurts for all of you. Gary was always kind and had a smile on his face. You have another angel looking over all of you. I am not sure if you remember me, Damian and I lived together at the time of the fire. I am sure they are catching up :) I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.

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