Gary L. Willenborg – New Vienna

Gary L. Willenborg, 71, of New Vienna, Iowa passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Saturday, October 3, 2020, at MercyOne, Dubuque, Iowa.

Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Gary was born October 2, 1949, in Dyersville, Iowa the son of Lavern and Betty (Greiner) Willenborg.  He married Kathy (Putz) Willenborg on November 27, 1971, in Petersburg.

Gary grew up on the family farm and continued farming until 2011. He then “Semi” retired, as owner operator of GKW Trucking. He was a founding member of the New Vienna Benefit Tractor Pull.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Kathy, children: Deb (Ryan) Waterman of Denver, Al (Lynne) Willenborg, Jeff (Melissa) Willenborg, both of Dyersville, grandchildren: Allison and Jason Waterman, Zach, Ashley, Hailey, Alex, Morgan, Madilyn, and Jayden Willenborg, Ben and Caleb Pfab, and their father, Dan Pfab, siblings: Judy (Ralph) Weber of Dyersville, Joyce (Larry) Mormann of Worthington, a mother-in-law, Agnes Putz of Dyersville, in-laws: Diane (Jim) Hoeger of Delhi, Betty (Bill) Wessels of New Vienna, Lois (Mike) Steger of Dyersville, Chuck Putz of Michigan, Ed (Janet) Putz of Petersburg, Leo(Tammy) Putz of Farley, Mike(Shelly) Putz of Monroe, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two daughters, Laura Willenborg and Marsha Willenborg, a father-in-law, Walter Putz, in-laws: Rose Ann Putz, Marvin Putz.

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