Gary Nagel – Monticello

Gary Nagel, age 64, died Friday, December 10, 2021 at St Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 Friday morning, December 17, 2021 at the St. John Lutheran Church, rural Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Caleb Schewe will officiate at the services. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church.   Masks are highly recommended but not required. You may access the live service on Friday, by going to and then by clicking the Watch Our Live Services on Facebook button which will direct you to our Facebook page.

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In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials to  St. John Lutheran Church.

Surviving his wife of 42 years Kathy, 3 children, Jeff (Kylie) Nagel, Kendi (Mitch) Monk, Jaycie (Nathan Chapman) Nagel, 4 grandchildren Carver, Laekyn, Maeleigh and Jordan, 2 siblings, Linda (Ron) Kahler, Steve (Julie Majerus) Nagel all of Monticello, his mother-in-law, Donna Ammeter, a sister-in-law, Karen (Russell) Barenz.   He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, Robert Ammeter.

Gary Lee Nagel was born September 17, 1957 at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Lavern and Dorothy Jacobs, Nagel. Gary graduated from the Monticello Community Schools in 1976. He loved farming  and was a farmer all his life.  In 1975 Gary and Lavern started N&N Trailers selling trailers made in Arkansas.  In 1984 they began producing their own trailers.  In addition, he was a Westfield grain auger dealer for over 40 years. Gary and Kathy Ammeter were married at St John Lutheran Church on September 22, 1979. If you couldn’t find Gary at the farm, you could find him in his favorite toy, his skid loader.   His favorite hobby was the 5 Best Days of Summer, the Great Jones County Fair.   He was an active fair board member for many years, where he put in countless hours of volunteer work. Gary was a people person, his sense of humor, big smile and contagious laugh will be greatly missed by anyone that knew him.   One thing most people did not know about Gary was his love of animals.  He will be missed by “Case”, (Kendi’s dog), his traveling buddy. He was a devoted  husband, loving father and grandfather.  He treasured everything about his children and grandchildren and all of their

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