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Robert "Dewey" Gesie
Avenue of Flags Founder
Robert "Dewey" Gesie, 70, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 1998, in his home after an extended illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial: church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where a vigil service begins at 7 p.m.
Survivors include his wife, Claire; six children; Rick (Deb) Gesie of Waterloo, Jennifer Gesie of Cedar Rapids, Tina (Tom) Haag of Monticello, Mick (Chris) Gesie of Solon, Pat (Jim) Gnagy of Cedar Rapids and Rob (Diane) Gesie of Monticello; a brother, Gene (Lanita) of Dubuque; and 10 grandchildren; John, Dan, Teresa Haag, Sarah, Amanda, Tim Gesie, Jessica and Nicole Gesie, Taylor Gesie and Jason (Kelly) Dettbarn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Arthur.
Dewey owned and operated a Farm Service tank wagon in the Monticello area and later operated the Farm Service Station in Monticello, retiring in 1989. Dewey was a founder of the Avenue of Flags and he and his family placed and removed the flags for more than 30 years.
Memorials may be made to the Avenue of Flags or Hospice of Mercy.

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