Obituaries

Gary C. Honts

Jun 4, 2020
Honts, Gary Obit

Services:

2:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo 

Visitation:

Cemetery:

Burial in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington. Military honors by the Iowa Army National Guard.

Memorials:

May be directed Lighthouse Baptist Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.

Biography

     Gary C. Honts, 73, of Evansdale, formerly of Burlington, died Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

     He was born November 11, 1946, in Mount Pleasant, son of Lee B. and Virginia L. Gruver Honts. Gary graduated from Burlington High School in 1965, earned an associate’s degree from Burlington Community College in 1967, and attended University of Iowa. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.

     Gary married Judith "Judy" R. Hoelzen June 17, 1967 at Oak Street Baptist Church in Burlington. He worked for JC Penney for over 35 years, retiring as a Visual Display Manager in 2008 from the Waterloo store.

    He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Waterloo. He also volunteered at MercyOne (formerly Covenant Medical Center) since his retirement.

    Gary was an artist, painting many pictures and making pottery. He also enjoyed bird watching, gardening, coin collecting, and family genealogy.

     Gary is survived by his wife of Evansdale; two daughters, Cheryl (Chris) Running of Springfield, MO, and Sarah (Rick) Mott of Cedar Falls; seven grandchildren, David (Quincy) Running, Emily (Mike) Baumgartner, Marissa (Aaron) Harding, Joshua Running, Abby Mott, Leo Jansen, and Becca Mott; seven great-grandchild, Lilyann, Evamarie, Lemon, Nora, Naomi, Ally, and Andy; and siblings, Vincent and Marcia.

     He is preceded in death by his parents. 

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  1. Sandra Tempel | Jun 08, 2020
    I enjoyed working with Gary at Mercy One.  He was a true asset to the volunteer team.  Gary enjoyed working with patients families at the surgical hostess desk.  Please know thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
  2. Sandra Tempel | Jun 08, 2020
    Please know thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.  I so enjoyed volunteering at the surgical hostess desk at Mercy One with Gary.  He was so gracious and loved working with people.  Gary was a true asset for the volunteer team.  Sincerely,  Sandy Tempel

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