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Rex Eugene Gingerich

Sep 09, 2013

Rex Eugene Gingerich, 79, Ainsworth, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Iowa City Rehab and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Family visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers a general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.beattyfh.com.

He was born May 20, 1934, in rural Johnson County, Iowa, and was the son of Howard and Bessie (Manning) Gingerich. He married Cherie Leyden on Aug. 19, 1954. They later divorced.

He was employed as a Milkman in Washington, logger in Idaho, drove a Greyhound Bus, worked at John Deere in Moline and was also a truck driver/mechanic. He enjoyed woodworking and clocks.

Survivors include children, David Gingerich of Ainsworth, Daniel (Carmen) Gingerich of Aledo, Ill., Linda (Herb) Bowman of West Branch, Donald Gingerich of Lebanon, OH, John (Lorena) Gingerich of West Branch, Debra Gingerich of Deep River and Dennis Gingerich of West Branch; sisters, Donna Jean (Kenny) Gingerich Fischer of Winfield, and Bea (Don) Gardner of Mesa, Ariz.; 29 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.

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