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Gerald Fankhauser

Gerald N. Fankhauser, 86 of Ollie died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the All-American Care Center in Washington following a lingering illness. No services are planned at this time. A general memorial fund has been established.

Gerald Norman Fankhauser was born April 19, 1926 in Tipton, Iowa the son of Otis and Nedia (Achey) Fankhauser. He served in the United States Army and the Navy in Germany during World War II. On May 29, 1950 he was united in marriage to Helen Robinson in Waterloo, Iowa. Gerald worked for the City of Iowa City, the City of What Cheer and at the University of Iowa for 14 years. He was a member of the Iowa City Moose Lodge and enjoyed training horses, working on tractors and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Helen of Ollie, Iowa, seven children and spouses; Cindy (Phil) Lindley of North Liberty, Iowa, Jerry (Judy) Fankhauser of Lone Tree, Iowa, Dixie (Al) Chapman of Ollie, Iowa, Sandy (Tony) Stramondo of Jupiter, Florida, Janette (Dwayne) Blakely of Higginsville, Missouri, Jeff (Danielle) Fankhauser of Washington, Iowa, Wayne Fankhauser of Jupiter, Florida, 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Preceding Gerald in death were his parents and four brothers and four sisters.

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I am so sorry for your loss of Gerald. Even though we have never met like you I have experienced the pain that death can bring. One thing that has truly brought me comfort is the promise from our Grand Creator to do away with death. He promises us this at Revelation 21:4- "and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more. neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.." This is something that we all long for. Also the promise that we will be able to see our loved ones again here on earth at John 5:28-29. I sincerely hope this brings you comfort in your time of need.

murry Mar 30 2013 12:00 AM

Dixie and family,So sorry to hear about your father.I know what you are going thru.If there is anything we can do just let us know.With love and friendship.

Connie & Craig Foster Mar 10 2013 12:00 AM