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Gary Gene Boldt

January 21, 2020
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Gary Gene Boldt, age 76, of Gladbrook, passed away in the early morning of Friday, January 17, 2020 at the UnityPoint Health in Marshalltown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Gladbrook United Methodist Church with Pastor Gideon Gallo officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Crystal Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 22nd from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Gladbrook United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. For condolences, please visit or phone 641-844-1234. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown is caring for Gary and his family.

Gary was born on August 24, 1943, the son of Fritz and Florence Boldt in Toledo, IA. He attended the Garwin Public Schools, graduating in 1963. After graduation, Gary began farming and ended up on a farm east of Gladbrook.

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Gary Gene Boldt

On August 4, 1973, at the Elim Lutheran Church in Marshalltown, he was united in marriage to Suzanne McKibben. They were blessed with three children. In 1975, they moved to a farm southwest of Traer. In 1999, they moved to Gladbrook when his health required he retire from farming. In Gladbrook, he loved moving snow with his John Deere 3010. The tractor was always parked in the driveway and served as a landmark. In the summer, he mowed lawns and mowing Conant's Cabin roadside park was his pride and joy. Mowing gave him time to relax and enjoy the nature that he loved so much. He also enjoyed going to auctions (farm and household), going to watch livestock, and solving the world's problems with friends at the Man Cave in Gladbrook. Most of all, Gary enjoyed time spent with his family, especially the grandchildren that he loved so much.

During his farming years, he also sold Jacques Seed Corn and Archer Oil. He was active in the Gladbrook JC's and Tama County Pork Producers, and served as membership chairman for several years. He also enjoyed grilling with the pork producers and traveling on pork promotions.

Gary is survived by his wife, Suzanne; sons: Mark (Rose) of Ankeny and David "Spanky" (Mandy) of Traer; grandsons, Clayton and Lane and granddaughter, McKenna (fiance Tyler Ward); brother, Fred (Clara) Boldt and sister, Linda (Ron) Beenken, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and the McKibben family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy who passed in 2013, his parents, siblings: Bernice, Delmar, Glenn, Lester, Loraine and William and his in-laws, Clifford and Joan McKibben.



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