Gary Lee Guehrn
Gary Lee Guehrn, 76, of Quincy, WA passed away due to complications of Covid-19. He rode his tractor to heaven on March 12, 2021. He was born to Mervin and Evelyn (Keil) Guehrn on June 17, 1944 in Marengo, Iowa. Gary graduated from Iowa Valley High School in 1962 and remained friends through the years with many of his classmates. On August 3,1968 Gary married Linda Peek in the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo. He worked with farm machinery for over 50 years and there wasn’t a farm machine he didn’t know something about. He was previously employed in many positions for John Deere, International, Allis Chalmers, Deutz, and New Holland. Gary moved the family to Quincy in 1987 to work for Ford. He was a workaholic, retired on Friday and went back to work on Monday part time and was still there to his last days. Gary loved anything tractors whether it be collecting them, selling them or driving his Dad’s restored 1950 International M in Iowa. He enjoyed the ocean beaches, camping, flying his kites, and loved being with his grandkids, his juke boxes and record collection.
Gary is survived by his wife of 52 years and children Candice of Spokane, Brett (Kelli) of Quincy and Aaron (Caitlin) of Spokane and his grandchildren Makaylah of Spokane, Hayden, Gavin Gary (his namesake) and Abby of Quincy. Surviving also are two sisters Linda (Jerrell) Barnes of Arizona , Sally (Chuck) Heppner ofColorado, sister-in-law Debra (Mick) Stockman of Iowa, nieces Kristy (Brandon) Powers, Suzy (Matt) Coen, nephew Chris (Michelle) Stockman, great nieces and great nephews.
Joining him in heaven are his parents, infant brother Roger, his younger brother Donald, and many others.
There will be a public graveside service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Genoa Bluff Cemetery, rural Ladora, with Diane Vorhies officiating.