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Gary Joseph Bertling

May 8, 1955 June 21, 2018
Gary  Joseph Bertling
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Obituary for Gary Joseph Bertling

Gary Joseph Bertling, 63, passed away June 21st.

Memorial Services will be held with the day and date to be determined. Inurnment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the Gary Bertling Memorial Fund has been established for his children at People’s Savings Bank, PO Box 160, Montezuma, IA 50171.

Gary was born May 8, 1955 in Cascade, Iowa; son of Alice (Brady) and Edward Bertling. The family moved to Iowa City where Gary attended St. Patrick’s School and was a 1974 graduate of Regina High School. On August 15, 2005 Gary married Joyce Whitfield.

He was employed at Wal-Mart in Iowa City and at the University of Iowa - Peterson Hall. Gary had a remarkable and exceedingly strong work ethic and always supported his wife and children. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed time spent fishing, shooting hoops, and playing catch with his children. Gary was a dog person and history buff. He adored his dogs Redbone, Zilla, Sasha and Duelly. Gary enjoyed watching history documentaries and sports, he was a Bulls, Raiders, Cubs and Hawkeye fan.

Gary is survived by his wife Joyce and his daughters, Katie Honts-Bertling, Brandi (Manuel) Ordaz, Shayleigh and Kamden Bertling; his sons, Tyler, Christopher, Cordero and Ryan Bertling; grandchildren, Mason Janssen, Emmanuel, Adah, Samuel Ordaz; his sister, Colleen Hamer and brothers, Dave (Sharleen) Bertling, Roger (Alexa) Bertling; former spouse, Debra Honts; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Tom Hamer.
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Memory Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

2600 Muscatine Avenue Iowa City 52240 Iowa
United States

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