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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 22, 2014

Maurice D. Garmoe

Jul 21, 2014

Maurice D. Garmoe, 78, Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Pleasant Manor Care Center.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 21, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, beginning after noon, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, July 22, at the Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Deb Savage officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials have been established to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Alzheimer’s Association and Grace Friends Church. On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.

Born Sept. 2, 1935, in Salem, he was the son of Otto and Ruth Alter Garmoe. He attended school in Salem. On Oct. 17, 1955, he married Dorothy Leydens in Iowa City.

Prior to his marriage, he began his work career in the clinic at the Mental Health Institute. Throughout his life he worked construction, was a heavy equipment operator and drove a truck for the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. For 10 years, he and his wife were administrators of the Henry County Home. He retired in 1996 as a semi driver for Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

He enjoyed camping with is family. His favorite hobbies included working his draft horses, attending farm auctions and motorcycle riding. He was a member of Grace Friends Church and the Mt. Pleasant Tractor Club.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Mike (Julie) Garmoe of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Patti (Jerry) Phillips of Muscatine and Tami Larsh of Fairfield; a brother, Keith (Charlotte) Garmoe of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Donna (Bob) Frank of Sperry; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lucille Garmoe.

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