116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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PASTOR BRIAN WILLIAM GENTZ
Pastor Brian William Gentz, 73, of Washington, Iowa, died Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his residence in Washington following complications of Parkinson's disease. Memorials have been established for the Parkinson's Foundation, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. Online condolences can be sent for Brian's family through www.jonesfh.com.
Brian was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and attended school in Lake Oswego, Ore., and Robbinsdale, Minn. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York and earned his Master of Divinity from Union Seminary in New York. Brian later continued his theological work at the University of Iowa. He was united in marriage to Julieanne (Morton) Hoerschelman on June 11, 1994.
Pastor Gentz touched the lives of many through parishes he served in Montana, South Dakota and Iowa. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City, Iowa. Brian loved his calling, his family, the theater and all things musical. He will be greatly missed.