Gary Pardun, age 77 of Jamaica, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Visitation with the family will be before the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry, IA. Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care.
Gary Lee Pardun was born on June 9, 1942 at Perry, IA to Willard Alman and Mildred Elizabeth (Book) Pardun. He lived in Perry until his family moved to their farm north of Jamaica when he was six. He graduated from Jamaica High School with the class of 1960. He was united in marriage to Linda Ann Ross at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Brookfield, IL on January 18, 1964. He worked at Office of the Burlington Railroad in Chicago, IL, and then Electro Motive in LaGrange, IL helping build locomotives. They moved back to Iowa to farm at Bouton, IA. He also worked at Ideal Manufacturing in Jefferson, IA, the Retread Plant and McAtee Tire in Jefferson, IA.
He was a member of the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. He enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, bird watching, making bird houses and watching his grandchildren's sporting events.
In death he rejoins his parents, Willard and Mildred and 3 brothers, Orin, Paul and Bert.
Left to cherish Gary’s memory are his wife Linda, Jamaica, children, Mike (Nancy) Pardun, Denison, IA, David (Tonja) Pardun, Ankeny, IA and Jeff (Angie) Pardun, Ankeny, IA, grandchildren, Nate, Ben, Scott, Sydney, Gavin, Conner, Logan and Harper Pardun, sisters, Phyllis (Carvel) Naeve, Woodward, IA and Dorothy Griffin, Valdosta, GA and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.
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Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care
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Perry, IA 50220
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