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Gary Creasman(1930 - 2012)

Gary Creasman

Boone

Gary W. Creasman, age 82, of Boone, passed away September 27, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. His body has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be Monday, October 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone with Rev. Kristin Pike officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone with Military Honors conducted by the Boone Veterans Council.

Gary was born on June 16, 1930, in McCook, Nebraska, the son of Sam Doran Creasman and Rene (Welborn) Creasman. He graduated from McCook High School, McCook Community College, and the University of Nebraska. Gary served with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He married Harriet Swank in Boone on December 19, 1959, and to this union, three children were born. The couple later divorced. On June 1, 1992, he married Susan Schroeder in Sidney, Nebraska.

Gary was a partner/owner of Randy's Frozen Meats from 1955 to 1999, when he retired. During his 60 years in Boone, Gary served many civic and charitable organizations. He was a member of the Noon Kiwanis, Loyal Order of Moose, and the Elks. Gary was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years. He served on the Boone Community School District School Board and was an active participant of the Boone National Little League holding many offices throughout the years. Recently, Gary was honored with the Home Town Hero Award presented to him last October for his extensive work for supporting the Boone Little League program. In the past, he had been appointed Iowa District Commissioner for Little League and Iowa Babe Ruth Commissioner.

Gary enjoyed raising and showing Quarter Horses and Paint Horses. He was an avid lover of sports. Gary especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He was a supporter and fan of Iowa State University and University of Nebraska.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Susan, presently of Garnavillo; two sons Randy Creasman and wife Michelle of Morristown, Minnesota, and Tim Creasman and wife Joie of Ankeny; a daughter Pam Dodge and husband Mark of Cambridge; a sister Lee Ellen Matzke and husband Jerry of Sidney, Nebraska; six grandchildren Jessica Trnka, Kameron Dodge, Beau Dodge, Cael Creasman, Chloie Creasman, and Bodie Creasman; and his first wife Harriet Creasman of Boone.

Friends may call at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. The family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation on Monday will be at the Church from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

In memory of Gary, memorials may be directed to the Boone Little League.

Online condolences may be made to www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.


Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 30, 2012
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