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Gary G. Houseal

December 3, 1943 — March 7, 2024

Germanville

            Gary G. Houseal, 80, of Germanville, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024 at University of Iowa Healthcare Medical Center Downtown in Iowa City.

            Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2024 at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfiled with the family greeting friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Memorial services celebrating his life will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16th at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Jefferson County Little League or Stars and Stripes Wrestling Club. 

            Gary was born December 3, 1943 in Washington, Iowa, the son of Bennie and Darlene (Manning) Houseal. He married Cheryl Ann Droz, February 19, 1961 at First Lutheran Church in Fairfield. She preceded him in death, July 9, 2019.         

            Gary worked in auto body repair and farmed for over 40 years. He enjoyed “mud runs”, motorcycles, driving in his convertible, and going out to eat. Gary helped coach little league in his earlier years. 

            Those left to honor his memory include his children, Kelly (Morris) Hillgartner of Lockridge and Kirk (Maria) Houseal of Farmington, Minnesota; grandchildren, Adam and Bradley Hillgartner, Nicole (Joe) Kerlin, and Anna (Kris) Lopez; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Cedra Schlatter of Olds, Iowa.

            In addition to his wife, Gary was preceded in death by his parents. 

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Friday, March 15, 2024

4:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory

203 S Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory

203 S Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556

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