REEVE, GARY

Gary Reeve New Market, Iowa Dec. 22, 1941-May 28, 2019 Gary Reeve, age 77 of New Market, Iowa entered into peace Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services was held 10:00 AM Monday, June 3, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation was held Sunday at Ritchie Funeral Home from 2 to 4 PM with the family greeting friends. Interment with military rites was held at the Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to New Market Methodist Church or donor's choice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'. Gary Alan Reeve was born December 22, 1941, in Clarinda, Iowa, the son of William Leland Reeve and Alma (Beery) Reeve. He grew up in the East River area of Page County and attended country schools through 8th grade. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1960 and he went to Mechanics School in Kansas City, Missouri. He served his country during the Vietnam War era for eight years; August 1961 to August 1969 in the United States Air Force. During that time he was stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, Ankara, Turkey and Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. Gary graduated from Iowa Western Community College in Clarinda with an Associate's Degree following his discharge. November 2, 1963, Gary was united in marriage to Linda Karg at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa. They were blessed with two children, Kimberly Sue and Scott Alan. Gary and Linda graciously and lovingly opened up their arms and homes to many children through the years and gained another daughter (Laura) at eight months when Linda's sister Diane passed away. Gary worked for several years for farm implement dealers in the parts department with the most recent at Whipp Sales and Service in Clarinda where he retired. While living in Exira, Iowa, Gary also was manager of the Golf course and pro shop and the disco. Gary was currently an active member of the New Market Methodist Church. He was a Sunday School teacher for many years. He was also a member of John F. Hardin American Legion, Bedford, Iowa and the Civic Club of New Market. Gary served on the New Market City Council for three terms. He put in many hours helping restore the New Market Pavilion. Gary was a people person and enjoyed sharing his home and time with many. He had many interests and enjoyed learning about old cars, trains and war planes. He had a vast knowledge of trains and air planes and the history of the Civil War to World War II. He enjoyed sports, traveling, golf, fishing, gardening and his greatest enjoyment was being with his grandkids and following all of their activities. Preceding Gary in death are his parents and granddaughter, Abby Reeve. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda Reeve of New Market, Iowa; daughters, Kimberly Reeve of Red Oak, Iowa and Laura Selders of New Market, Iowa; son, Scott Reeve and wife Dee Anna of Jensen Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Jacob Reeve of Olathe, Kansas, Kayla Reeve Meuler and husband Jacob of Norwalk, Iowa, Brandon Reeve of Des Moines, Iowa and Ricky Reeve of Des Moines, Iowa; great grandchildren, Haydon Scot Meuler and Stella Rose Meuler; brothers, Dallas Reeve and wife Linda of Kansas City, Missouri and Milton Reeve of Denver, Colorado; sister, Diane Laub of Huntley, Illinois; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and many friends.

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