Gary L. Willenborg, 71, of New Vienna, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Saturday, Oct. 3, at MercyOne, Dubuque.

Visitation was held 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation continued 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial:10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Gary was born Oct. 2, 1949, in Dyersville, the son of Lavern and Betty (Greiner) Willenborg. He married Kathy (Putz) Willenborg Nov. 27, 1971, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg.

Gary grew up on the family farm and continued farming until 2011. He then “Semi” retired, as owner operator of GKW Trucking. He was a founding member of the New Vienna Benefit Tractor Pull.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Kathy; children: Deb (Ryan) Waterman of Denver, Al (Lynne) Willenborg and Jeff (Melissa) Willenborg, both of Dyersville; grandchildren: Allison and Jason Waterman; Zach, Ashley, Hailey, Alex, Morgan, Madilyn and Jayden Willenborg; Ben and Caleb Pfab and their father, Dan Pfab; siblings: Judy (Ralph) Weber of Dyersville and Joyce (Larry) Mormann of Worthington; mother-in-law, Agnes Putz of Dyersville; in-laws: Diane (Jim) Hoeger of Delhi, Betty (Bill) Wessels of New Vienna, Lois (Mike) Steger of Dyersville, Chuck Putz of Michigan, Ed (Janet) Putz of Petersburg, Leo (Tammy) Putz of Farley and Mike (Shelly) Putz of Monroe, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Laura Willenborg and Marsha Willenborg; father-in-law, Walter Putz; and in-laws Rose Ann Putz and Marvin Putz.

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