Gary Capron, 69, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa. The family will greet friends
from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Burial will be in Olin Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded.
Gary Nelson Capron was born Dec. 26, 1948, in Monticello, the son of Harry and Catharina (Folkers) Capron. He was baptized and confirmed at Sts. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church, Castle Grove. He graduated from Anamosa High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. On Sept. 18, 1976, he married Sandra Medberry at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Marion. He worked as a mechanic and in the parts department at Schoon's Motors, Monticello, and later at Bob Zimmerman Ford, Cedar Rapids. He retired in 2001.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Amvets and the American Legion, all in Anamosa. He enjoyed repairing and refurbishing tractors, working outdoors and making potato launchers. He loved to spend time with his family and giving go-kart and tractor rides to his many nieces, nephews and great- nieces and nephews. He was everyone's favorite uncle.
Those honoring his memory are his wife of 41 years, Sandra, Anamosa; brothers, Bob (Barb) and Mike (Phyllis), all of Anamosa; a brother-in-law, Lynn (Cindy) Decious, Anamosa; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Bill) Koppenhaver, Rio Rancho, N.M., Pam (Roy) Robertson and Linda (Mike) Merck, all of Marion; a brother-in-law, Craig (Michelle) Medberry, Marion; and a son, Casey Perez, Viola.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joan Decious; and a brother-in-law, David Medberry.
Memorials may be directed in his name to Camp Courageous.