Clifton “Clif” P. Gearhart, 63, of Delhi, Iowa, and Florida, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 13, 2019 (Clif’s birthday), from 1 – 4 p.m. at Gearhart Mountain, 3236 255th Avenue, Hopkinton, Iowa (in the case of rain, the celebration will be held at the Delhi Legion Hall.) Please bring a lawn chair and a memory with you. Arrangements by Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, Iowa.
Clif was born October 13, 1955, in Monticello, Iowa, the son of William and Joyce (Clifton) Gearhart. He was a 1973 graduate of Maquoketa Valley High School. Clif married Debra Jo Gibbs on December 21, 1973, in Earlville. He owned and operated Clif Gearhart Solutions, and most recently was an estimator with CMI. Clif enjoyed gardening and was a true farmer at heart, including an appreciation of Massey tractors. He loved time spent at Gearhart Mountain and was always ready for a good time with family and friends in both Florida and Iowa.
Clif is survived by his wife, Debi of Delhi and Florida; siblings, Andy (Martha) Gearhart and their children, Melissa Gearhart and Owen and Jaxon Latwesen; Michael (Shaina) Gearhart and Brylee, Ty and Randilynn Gearhart; Rob (Laura) Gearhart and their children, Ryan Gearhart and Jenna Gearhart; brother-in-law, Steve (Laurie) Gibbs;and nieces and nephews, Rachel Kramer, Jamie (Cody) Miller, B.J. Gibbs, and Brian (Abby) Hillebrand.
Clif was preceded in death by his parents, William and Joyce Gearhart; a son, Christopher Gearhart; father and mother-in-law, Earl and Josephine Gibbs; and sister-in-law, Marie Hillebrand.
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