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Gary Wayne Whitlatch
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“Deanna, Sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,Julie Askren ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Askren - Knoxville, IA

“Dear Deanna, Dave, Estela, and family, we were saddened to learn of Gary's passing. Our sincere condolences to you. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ron and Jane Kauzlarich - IA

“Thinking of Gary's family at this difficult time. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Marilyn Luscri McMillen - Melcher, IA

“Dear Deanna and Family,I was sorry to read of Gary's death in the paper...please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.It...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Rita Smith Audlehelm - Van Wert, IA

“Deanna, I am so sorry about Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Callie Jo Sandquist - Cambridge, IA

“So sorry to hear of your families loss. Got to know Gary when he lived in Collins, Iowa. RIP ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Hampton - Collins, IA

“So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Haven't seen Gary for years. Have nothing but the greatest respect and many good memories. I played baseball and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ron Wilson - Knoxville, IA

“Deanna and family,I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Gary was two years ahead of me in school but I was "allowed" to tag along with the "older...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Greg McCullough - Carlisle, IA

“Deanna, I am so sorry about your husbands passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Annie Cruse - Kimberling City, MO

“Deanna: So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and family. Thinking of you. God bless. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Jane harper - Des Moines,, IA

“Gary and I were classmates from 6th grade through senior year. We dated for a while in high school. He was always a very dear friend. May he rest in...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn (Hoch) Jensen - IA - Friend

“So sorry to hear about Gary. We were classmates from kindergarten through our senior year. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Helen Bucklew - Grand Prairie, TX

“So sorry for your loss, I had several good times with Gary, in his old home town of Melcher Dallas. May God Bless all the family. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Wilson - Melcher-Dallas, IA


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Gary Whitlatch, 67, of Ankeny, IA, died on November 8, 2016. The family will gather with relatives and friends 1:30-3:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3:00, Friday, November 11, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
Gary was born on August 30, 1948, in Knoxville, IA, to Frank and Louise Whitlatch; and grew up in the Melcher-Dallas area. He lived most of his life in Collins, IA. He served four years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war.
Gary is survived by his wife, Deanna of Ankeny; his daughter, Michelle Griffith of Ankeny, son Andrew and wife Kathryn of St. Charles, Il; son Adam of Ankeny; and seven grandchildren Alexandra Caulkins, Elizabeth, Drew, and Tanner Griffith, and Thomas, Daphne, and Peter Whitlatch; one brother, David, of Atlanta, GA, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George and Larry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food pantry.