Gary L. Heuertz

September 29, 1943 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 74)

Davenport-Gary L. Heuertz, 74, a resident of Davenport, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Genesis East, Davenport.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1p.m. Saturday June 9, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport.  Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.  The family will greet friends 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.  Memorials may be made to the family.

            Gary was born on September 29, 1943 in Maquoketa, Iowa, a son of Arthur and Catherine (Schaefer) Heuertz.  Gary served our country in the Air Force and was stationed in Guam. He was discharged as an E-4 in 1966.  He was united in marriage to Verna Hamilton on September 19, 1970 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Delmar, Iowa. They have shared over 47 years of marriage.

            Gary worked at the West Kimberly Hy-Vee, managing the backroom.  He retired in 2012 after almost 20 years of service. In his earlier years, he had worked at Davenport Bank as a computer operator and Skeffington’s Jack and Jill in DeWitt.

He was a member of Holy Family, Knights of Columbus #532, and the American Legion Post 26.

Gary enjoyed coaching his kids when they were in Dad’s Club.  He also served as the Scout Master for Pack 43.  He loved to travel with Verna, especially every November to Branson, Missouri.

            Gary is survived by his wife, Verna, Davenport, children and their spouses: Brian (Karla) Heuertz, Davenport, and Tonia (Jeff) Peters-Zadow, Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren: Sophie Heuertz, Hunter Peters, and Elijah Zadow ; a sister, Waunetta Schmitt, Davenport; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Heuertz, Charleston, SC, Marilyn Hamilton, Maquoketa, and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Donna Hamilton, Clinton, and many nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Loren Peters, sisters: Darlene (Gerald) Stevens and Marcelene (Swede) Skeffington, a brother Carroll Heuertz, brother-in-law, Franklin Hamilton, and nieces, Pattie Sander and Ann Patzkowsky. May they rest in peace.

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