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Gary Gene Zediker

June 26, 1937 ~ August 1, 2017 (age 80)

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Gary G. Zediker, age 80, of Cushing, passed away on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center of Omaha, NE.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 05, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Cushing with the Pastor Ron Rice officiating.  Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery of Mapleton with military rites conducted by the American Legion F. Roger Baumann Post #624 of Cushing.  A visitation will be held on Friday, August 04, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM with a Masonic service at 7:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. 

Gary G. Zediker was born June 26, 1937 to Maurice K. and Wanda A. (Cameron) Zediker.  He was a graduate of Mapleton High School in 1955, then graduated from Wayne State University with a BS and MS in Industrial Arts.  He was a member of the National Guard as an E-6 Sergeant.

         Gary was united in marriage to his wife Kay on September 3, 1961 in Correctionville, Iowa.  They were blessed to celebrate 55 years of marriage.  To this union two children were born.

         Through the years Gary worked at Wilson Trailer Co. in Sioux City, as a teacher at Central High School in Sioux City and as an Insurance Claims Manager in Agriculture Farm Insurance.  He lived near Mapleton until graduating and spending a year in Ames, then moved back to the Siouxland area until he was 30 years old.  He then moved to several places such as: Aurora, CO, Highland Ranch, CO, Santa Rosa, CA, Turlock, CA, Spokane, WA, St. Joseph, MO, and moved back to Cushing where he has been living for the past 16 years.

         Gary is a member of the Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason of Landmark Lodge AF and AM of Sioux City, and Sioux City Consistory 32nd Degree.  He was a member of the American Legion F. Roger Baumann Post #624 of Cushing and the Farm Bureau.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his winters with Kay in Arizona camping in his motor home.  He was a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, a lifetime member of the NRA, in Model Airplane Flying Clubs, International Harvester Collectors and Corvette Clubs.  He enjoyed restoring old iron, antique tractor rides, car shows and antique tractor shows with his grandchildren. 

         He is survived by his wife Kay of Cushing, IA; daughter, Michele Zediker and husband Craig of Rock Springs, WY; son, Brian Emmett Zediker of Richmond, CA; brothers, Keith and wife Donna Zediker of Mapleton, IA, David and wife Liane Zediker of Meadview, AZ; grandchildren, Sean (Skye) Zediker of Twentynine Palms, CA; Logan Zediker of Lakewood, CO; Morgan Zediker of Rock Springs, WY.

         He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Wanda.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
August 4, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Masonic Service
Friday
August 4, 2017

7:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 5, 2017

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
200 Hill St
Cushing, IA 51018

Burial
Saturday
August 5, 2017

Mount Hope Cemetery

Mapleton, IA 51034

Military Rites
Saturday
August 5, 2017

American Legion F. Roger Baumann Post # 624
100 Main St.
Cushing, IA 51018


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