Gary Baethke

Nov 26, 2019
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Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Trinity American Lutheran Church in Waterloo with a visitation one hour before the service.


one hour before the service.


To take place at Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date.


May be directed to the family.


Gary Baethke, 62, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 27, 1957, in Waterloo, son of Carl J. and Phyllis Stover Baethke. Gary graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1975 and earned an associate’s degree from Hawkeye Tech.

He worked as an auto collision repair technician for The Paint Shop in Waterloo for 20 years and later worked for Porta-Vets and Lowe's.

He was a craftsman and loved woodworking. He had a beautiful workshop and made very nice furniture.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Amanda "Mandy" Denton of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Marteus Denton, Jr. and TraVez Denton; mother, Phyllis Baethke of Waterloo; two brothers, Alan (Pam) Baethke of St. Louis‚ MO, and Mark (Jill) Baethke of Polk City; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father.

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  1. Francine Fosselman and Fosselman Family | Nov 30, 2019
    from the Fosselman family to the Baethke family:  we are with you in your sorrow as one great family in the love of Jesus. Love doubles joy and divides grief. (Friends through Royals Jr Drum and Bugle Corps)
  2. Barbara and Richard Yanik | Nov 28, 2019
    Very sorry for your loss. 
  3. Mike backen | Nov 28, 2019
    so sorry to hear about gary, he is one of the kindest & smartest guys I know
  4. Joseph and Joan Meany | Nov 27, 2019

    Al, Pam and all Gary’s family,

    Our sincerest thoughts and prayers to you at this time of sorrow. May your faith, family, friends and fond memories give you all much comfort.

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