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Gary L. Mehrens

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Gary L. Mehrens Obituary

Gary L. Mehrens

February 22, 1949-February 3, 2019

DAVENPORT-Gary L. Mehrens, 69, Davenport, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Bettendorf Health Care Center.

Gary was born in Scott County, on February 22, 1949, the son of Lester and Elvera (Best) Mehrens.

In 1967, Gary graduated from Central High School in Davenport.

Gary married Carmella Frisch on January 24, 1970 in Davenport.

Gary farmed his entire life in Scott County, where he was also a farm machinery mechanic.

He was a Board Member on the Scott County Landfill Commission, Scott County Planning and Zoning, as well as Farm Bureau Director of Hickory Grove Township. He was known as the Mayor of "Dogtown."

Gary enjoyed participating in tractor pulls as a member of the NTPA, with his tractor "The Freight Train." He loved going on road trips to farm shows, auctions and unique attractions. He enjoyed golfing, history and trivia. Gary enjoyed visiting with customers, friends and family.

Visitation will be Wednesday February 20, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home. A celebration of Life will follow at the Walcott American Legion.

Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

Gary is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Carmella of Davenport, his sons: Scott (Mary) Mehrens, Mountain View, CA and Jason (Michelle) Mehrens, Davenport, grandchildren: Micah and Taiga Mehrens, Mountain View, CA, sister Karen Gottsche, Walcott, special aunt Marlene (Best) Mullins, Baring, MO, brother-in-law Dennis (Judy) Frisch, Durant and sister-in-law Sandi Frisch, Walcott.

Preceding him in death are his parents and infant brother Darold.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Walcott Fire Department or Camp Courageous.


Published in Quad-City Times from Feb. 4 to Feb. 17, 2019
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