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Garry Barlow

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Garry Lee Barlow, age 61 of Nashua, died Monday December 9, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday December 14, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua with Pastor Okitakoyi Lundula officiating. Ruth Bierschenk will be the organist for the service with Brad and Cindy Hammes as vocalists. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua with Scott McGregor, Chet McGregor, Bob Beck, Dave Gersema, John Barnett, Ben Freidhof, Rob Hinton, and Dave Holstad as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Bast, Alvin Allison, Scott Lodge, Larry Lee Lodge, Don Miller, Gerald Smith, Johnny Schultz and Judy Bennor. Full military honors will be provided by the Nashua V.F.W. Post. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday December 13th at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Garry Lee Barlow was born January 16, 1952, in Charles City, Iowa the son of Harold Allen and Helen Arlene (Bennor) Barlow. He attended the Hogan Country School until the second grade before entering the Nashua School District. He was a 1970 graduate of the Nashua High School. During school he was active in 4-H including being the first baseman for the 4-H Softball Team. He also enjoyed his VocAg classes. On July 24, 1972, Garry joined the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged on July 23, 1978. During that time Garry started his custom farming business, and was a Northrup King salesman. He grew into his own farming operation, culminating with his son Adam joining him. In 1974, Garry was introduced to Debra Lodge who lived in Nashua. They dated until September 18, 1976, when they were united in marriage, at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarksville, IA. To this union two children were born, Amber and Adam. Garry was active in his community. He was President of the Rural Fireman’s Association, on the Five Star Coop board, a member of the Farm Service Agency committee, belonged to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and was a member of the Greenwood Cemetery Board. He also was the President of the Riverton Township Trustees, and served on the United Methodist Ad Board. He loved Massey Ferguson tractors and belonged to the Snowmobile Club. Garry loved visiting with his neighbors and friends and being a member of the card club. He was a regular at the State and County Fairs enjoying all types of traveling including his regular Sunday drives to machinery dealerships. He had a love for car races, attending his kids activities, spending time playing with his grandchildren, and horseback riding. His years spent farming both before and with his son joining him, were special and treasured. His family and especially his grandchildren will forever miss his love, care and protection. Garry is survived by his wife, Debra; daughter, Amber (Seth) Harrison of Pleasant Hill, IA; son, Adam (Brittany) Barlow of Nashua; two grandchildren, Lane Barlow and Genevieve Harrison; his mother-in-law, Mary Lodge of Nashua; three brother-in-laws, Larry Lee (Laura) Lodge of Kellogg, IA, Scott Lodge of Nashua and Wayne Gabrielson of Longmont, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen (Bennor) Barlow; sister, Linda Gabrielson; and brother, Richard Barlow in infancy.

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  1. Deb, Adam and Brittany and family, I’m sorry for your loss. May your memories get you through this tough time. With sympathy, Lori Bridges

  2. Deb and family, You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Garry, I was blessed getting to know both of you Konnie Carlson

  3. Amber, Adam, and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss of your father and I can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling but your in my thoughts and prayers and God wrap his wings around you and get you through this tough time. Sincerely, Kendra Deike

  4. Gary was one of the Great Nashua Area Farmers, I only worked for him once in H.S. but, he was always kind. Our thought and prayers are with the Barlow family~ Rusty Litterer & Family

  5. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with You and Your Family Deb. Cherish those memories. He will be missed. May God Bless each of you. Love, Gerald and Linda Smith

  6. I only talked with Garry a few times down in Carrville, He was great person to talk with, from farming to his cancer. He fought a courageous battle to the end. Our prayers are with Garry and his family.

  7. I was deeply saddened to hear about your loss of Garry. I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a good man and hard worker. I always enjoyed our visits and talks about our Class of 1970 and our families. May God Bless you and your family during this time and always, Nancy Fish and family.

  8. I am saddened to hear of Gary’s death. Gary and I were neighbors growing up. I’ve been away from Nashua for many years, but it was always nice when I would run into Gary. He always had that twinkle in his eyes. Diane (Schultz) Graham

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Julie Cordle Cravath

  10. Out thoughts and prayers are with you Deb and family. Garry was a great person who touched everyone he met. May you seek comfort in the Lord Jesus – ‘if he brings you to it – HE will bring you through it’.

  11. Dear Deb, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May our great comforter the Lord Jesus be your comfort in these very sad days. Praying for you, Peggy Drake Burkina Faso, West Africa

  12. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Michelle Boeding-Stephens

  13. To the Barlow family-you won’t remember us, but Gary’s dad and my husbands dad (Charles Milz)we army buddies-there were many reunions where all had fun .Gary will be in our prayers. Tom and Pat Milz

  14. To the Family of Gary Barlow: So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers for you & your Family. God Bless Ranee Litterer & Bill Dietz

  15. So sorry for your family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers, my heart goes out to you. Garry was a great guy and will missed.

  16. Deb: Wayde, Keegan & I would like to extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy at the loss of Gary. We will keep you all in our prayers. Kathleen ‘Kelleher’ Henry

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