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Gary Gorham
  • In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St. John Lutheran Church 902 Montague Street Dunlap, IA 51529

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“I was saddened by the passing of Gary. His infectious smile and great attitude were always an inspiration to everyone. Your long marriage to each...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lowell "Jim" Siglin - Stark City, MO

“My sympathies to the Gorham family for your loss....I will always remember and be forever grateful for the kindness they showed to my dad, Giles...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Pat Lacey-Reisz - Bellevue, NE

“So sorry for your loss of Gary, loving husband and father. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Marv & Margierite Tremel

“My deepest sympathy for your loss, he was a very nice man. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Tiffey - Woodbine, IA

“My condolences to Audrey and family. Gary was my classmate and a friend who always had a smile and a nice greeting. Very nice man and good person. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara (Summerfield) Hanny - NE

“Sending prayers your way, my dear friend Audi and family. My you feel the blessing of knowing Gary is at peace in the presence of the Lord. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Giovannetti - Dunlap, IA

“We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, Grandfather. You will be in our prayers. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Tom and Lolisa Collins - Nixa, MO

“So sorry to hear the news about Gary's passing. He is truly a good one. Enjoyed visiting with him. He always enjoyed a good joke. He always had a...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Scott Detlefsen - Lavista, NE

“I send all my prayers and love to the family I met Gary and Audrey when I was fifteen and they were soul mates even then Audrey I send you and your...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bonnie Williams - Boise, ID

“My deepest sympathies to Audrey, Denise, Chad, and their families. My fondest memories of my childhood were going to their farm and riding the 3...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cristal (Kline) Burkle - Granger, IA

“Audrey, Denise, and Chad, My deepest sympathies to you and your families. Gary was a great man with an amazing smile and gentle soul. Please know...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kathleen Hicks - Omaha, NE

“So sad for you Audrey and family. Keep your memories close, your faith will carry you. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Ronk

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the whole family during this Difficult time.Will never forget the vacation in Minnesota, memories no one will ever...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Marge/Dan Miller - Omaha, NE

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Gary Edward Gorham was born June 27, 1944, to Kenneth and Lucille (Knutson) Gorham near Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended Clover Country School and Dunlap High School graduating in 1962. He then attended the University of Denver for two years and studied accounting. On October 17, 1964, Gary married Audrey Kline at St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. The couple moved to a dairy farm in Bertha, Minnesota. After five years, they returned to the Dunlap area and continued farming.

Gary was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, and he served on the church board; including being the treasurer. He also served on the Co-Op Board. The most important treasures to Gary were his wife, children, and grandchildren. Gary enjoyed raising his purebred Angus cattle and selling his bulls. He loved anything John Deere and collecting caps. Each year Gary and Audrey would camp at the Iowa State Fair for the entire fair. Gary loved watching the horse shows, horse pulls and the cattle shows; but he particularly enjoyed sharing his love of snow cones and chocolate chip cookies with his grandchildren.

Gary died at his home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the age of 73 years and 14 days.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter-in-law, Angie Gorham. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Gorham of Dunlap, Iowa; two children, Denise (Dr. Stewart) Judy of Ozark, Missouri, Chad (Dr. Carrie Grady) Gorham of Dunlap, Iowa; nine grandchildren; sister, Janet (Bill) Oldham of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and many other relatives and friends.