|Gary LeRoy Kula
October 21, 1948–April 15, 2003
|Anamosa—Gary LeRoy Kula, 54, died of cancer Tuesday, April 15, 2003, in his home. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church , by Rev. Carl Manternach. Burial: Riverside cemetery, with Military rites. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, with a scripture service at 6 p.m.
Military services provided by Anamosa Veterans.
Gary was born Oct. 21, 1948, in Anamosa, the son of Leroy and Minnie Blanche Shaw Kula. Gary graduated from high school in 1967 and then went on to serve his country with the Marine Corps in Vietnam. Gary married Phyllis Hardersen at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on March 14, 1971. Gary worked at Wilson's in Cedar Rapids and then began work for the city of Anamosa in March 1973. He worked for the city for 30 years retiring this past March. He was also a longtime farmer.
Gary was proud to have served his country in Vietnam, proud of being an Anamosa city employee for 30 years and proud of his granddaughter, Madison. He was an avid mushroom hunter, hunter, fisherman, and pick 3 lottery player and was a member of the Isaac Walton League and VFW.
He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (James) Leeson of Hiawatha and Carrie Kula of Anamosa; a granddaughter, Madison; his friend, Karen Stolte of Anamosa; six brothers, Greg (Marilyn) of Anamosa, Garold (Barb) of North Liberty, Galen (Sherry) of Anamosa, Gene (Diane) of Springville, Gordon of Anamosa, and Richard Shaw of Anamosa; six sisters, Gloria Kula of Anamosa, Glenda (Rick) Jensen of Walker, Glenice (Kelly) Heskett and Glarice Kula both of Anamosa, and Gwen (Curt) Edwards of Monticello, and Gail (John) Barnes ; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents and a special uncle Leonard Kula.
Memorials may be given in Gary's name to the Isaac Walton League and VFW in lieu of flowers.
Submitted by: Cathy Kula
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