February 26, 1958 - November 21, 2013
Gary was born February 26, 1958, in Estherville, Iowa, to Francis and Helen (Stinogel) Wittrock. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Milford, and graduated from Arnolds Park High School in 1976. Photography, tree care and dock building were Gary's labors of love. He married his true love, Roberta (Ruby) Dana on Nov. 18, 1985. They were soon blessed with the birth of Kelsie Ann, who currently is a teacher in Independence, Iowa. Their second blessing, arrived five years later, Caleb David, who currently works with farm equipment at Jaycox Implement in Lake Park, Iowa. Despite Gary's "Park Rat" upbringing (or maybe because of it?!) he was the master dad in arranging many camping expeditions and all fun outdoor activities for family and friends. He was the ever patient, always smiling mentor with his talents in woodworking, photography and horticulture. He had a special place in his heart for all creatures big and small; over the years many stray animals found a loving home on the Wittrock acreage. Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Helen; father, Fritz; brother, Rodney; and sister, Nancy. Those he leaves with loving memories are wife, Ruby; daughter, Kelsie (Brian); son, Caleb (Alexa); sisters, Susie (Mike) Burgett, and Kathy (Darryl) Way; brother, Joe (Renee); brother-in-law, Jon Dana; sisters-in-law, Terri (Kelvin) Bronner and Jeannie (Charlie) Carney; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. For all who met him will remember him, and those who remember him will miss him. A memorial service will be held at 3:00P.M. Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Schuchert Funeral Home. There will one hour of visitation held prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Gary's name to the N.W. Iowa Humane Society.
Gary was born February 26, 1958, in Estherville, Iowa, to Francis and Helen (Stinogel) Wittrock. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Milford, and graduated from Arnolds Park High School in 1976. Photography, tree care and dock building... View Obituary & Service Information
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