John G. Deery
John G. Deery Sr., 88, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa.
He was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Darlington, Wis., the son
of John H. and Minna (Gunner) Deery. John married Marlene Heiser on May 29, 1954, in Plain, Wis. John graduated from Darlington High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948-51. He was founder and owner of the Deery Automotive Group for over 60 years. John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49, Iowa Auto Dealers Association, Knights of Columbus and a founding father of Community National Bank.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Deery of Cedar Falls; his two sons, John (Jodi) Deery Jr. and Dan (Julie) Deery, both of Cedar Falls; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Edith (Don) Sankey of Rockford, Ill.; his nephew, Brad (Jeanne) Deery of Burlington, Iowa; and many other nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Hugh and Dan Deery; and three sisters, Susan McKimmey, Dorothy "Dot" Ward and Gertrude "Gert" Peters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation will be
3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, where there also will be a 6 p.m. vigil service and time of sharing. Visitation also one hour before service Monday at the church. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49.
Memorials may be directed to the church, Cedar Valley Hospice or the Western Home Communities.
The family requests no flowers.
Condolences may be left at www.dahlfuneralhome.com.