August 22 1944 April 23 2019
Gary W. Valenta August 22, 1944 – April 23, 2019 Share this obituary Sign Guestbook| View Guestbook Entries| Send Sympathy Card ELBERON: Gary W. Valenta, age 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone, with Rev. B. Andrew Wright officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 am until 10:30 am, also at the church on Saturday. Interment with military rites conducted by the Merkel-Bockholt American Legion Post #107 and Navy Funeral Honors will be held at National Cemetery in rural Vining. Gary was born on August 22, 1944 in Belle Plaine, the son of Willard and Irene (Yuska) Valenta. He graduated from Norway High School with the class of 1961. Gary served his country in the United States Navy from 1961 until his discharge in 1967. On May 3, 1975, he was united in marriage to Susan Feuerbach at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone. Gary worked as a Machinist at Cedarapids Inc. for over 40 years and owned and operated the Wagon Wheel in Elberon for 6 years. He was a member St. John Lutheran Church. Gary enjoyed playing cards, bowling and gardening. He also enjoyed attending his son, Brian’s, sporting events and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Susan of Elberon; his son Brian (Leslee) Valenta of Grimes; and 3 grandchildren, Zoey, Wyatt, and Tate Valenta. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Gene Valenta. Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com SERVICES Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM St. John Lutheran Church – Keystone 201 4th Ave Keystone, Iowa 52249 Get Directions on Google Maps Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM St. John Lutheran Church – Keystone 201 4th Ave Keystone, Iowa 52249 Get Directions on Google Maps Reception Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM St. John Lutheran Church – Keystone 201 4th Ave Keystone, Iowa 52249 Get Directions on Google Maps Graveside Service Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM National Cemetery Vining, Iowa Get Directions on Google Maps With Graveside Military Rites by the Merkel-Bockholt American Legion Post #107 and Navy Funeral Honors. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gary W Valenta August 22 1944 April 23 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Vinton, state: Iowa