Gary Dumler

Mar 10, 2021
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11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4820 Oster Parkway, Cedar Falls     


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home     


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo     


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church     


Gary Lee Dumler, 81, of Waterloo died peacefully on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Thuesen Cottage of the Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Gary was born on March 23, 1939 in Waterloo, the son of Henry and Orphia M. (Meyer) Dumler, the oldest of their three children.  He graduated from West High in 1957.  Gary married Judy Mitchell on April 30, 1960 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Gary was owner of the business his father Henry started in 1944, Henry’s Standard Service, located on 8th & Washington in Waterloo until July of 1988.  Gary was known for his reliable and friendly service by his loyal customers. When plans for the new highway 218 were finalized and the service station would need to be removed, Gary retired from the business.  He pursued his interest in finances and real estate and become a broker with Century 21 in Waterloo, and Inspired Real-Estate in Cedar Falls until fully retired.

Gary loved watching the stock market, the Iowa Hawkeye’s and for many years wintering at the Island House Resort at Casey Key, Florida, and collecting shells.  He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, his sense of humor, and the love and pride he had for all his children and grandchildren.

Gary is survived by his wife, Judy Dumler of Waterloo, one daughter, Lorelei Rodgers of Winfield, and one son, Rick (Lisa) of Dike; 5 grandchildren, Kara (Kolton) Booth, Taylor and Haley Rodgers, and Ashley and Trevor Dumler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon Bowling, one brother, Dennis Dumler, a son-in-law, Rick Rodgers, and his beloved Yorkie, Max.

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  1. Jeni Turner Means | Mar 17, 2021

    Dear Judy and family- we are saddened to hear the news of your loss. We have so enjoyed your stays with us over the many years. My parents loved visiting with you around the tables at sunset as have we. We will raise a glass in memory of Gary and good times shared together.
    From All of us at Island House,

    Earl, Bill, Jeni &Jason

  2. TJ Kuper | Mar 16, 2021

    Very sorry for your loss.  Our memories of Gary go way back to the services station and then the years of Optimist baseball.  He was a pleasure to be around and will be greatly missed.  Fortunately we have many memories that will make us smile.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.  

    The Kuper Family


  3. Doris Meyer | Mar 13, 2021

    Judy and family - sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you - another family member lost but they will always be with us in memories - My sympathy - Love, Doris




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