Gary Wernimont, age 74, died early Tuesday morning at his home following an extended illness.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 Friday morning, September 4, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery with Military Honors. Fr. Paul Baldwin will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 9:30 until 10:30 Friday morning at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Mask must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home or the church. Social distancing needs to be practiced as well.
Surviving is his wife Patsy, 7 children, Shawn (Jill) Wernimont, Langworthy, Shelley Wernimont, Cedar Rapids, Wally (Katie) Wernimont, Dubuque, Wesley (Bettina) Wernimont, Eagan, MN., Mark Wernimont, Anamosa, Keith (Diana Jones) Wernimont, Monticello, Kethery Wernimont, Cedar Rapids, 13 grandchildren and his sister, Laura Gudenkauf, Swisher. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, William (Ella) Wernimont and brother-in-law, David Gudenkauf.
Gary Dean Wernimont was born March 19, 1946 at Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Gilbert and Doris Eggiman, Wernimont. Gary graduated from the Maquoketa Valley Schools with the class of 1965. He then went to serve his country by serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his return from service he married Patsy Muller on September 7, 1968 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello. Gary worked at Cuckler Buildings in Monticello, Triangle Feeds and DeKalb Feed. He retired after working at Energy Manufacturing. Gary was the type of person who could strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He often rode his scooter and golf cart around town, seeking out changes in scenery and friendly faces to chat with. Gary had a remarkable talent for fixing things, woodworking, and always finding the best channel on the TV. Gary also enjoyed seeing his grandkids, candy and making those around him Laugh.
The family would like to thank everyone at Above and Beyond Hospice, the Palative Care Team from Jones Regional Hospital and Gary’s neighbor, Scott Dirks for all there help and support over the years.