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Date: 11/17/2017
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Condolences for the Family of
Gerald Fehn

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From: Brian & Mitzie Tomlinson

When I left the country I tried to ignore my college loans. Gerry told me not to because I would be arrested at the border by immigration. So I paid the loans off. When we moved back to Ankeny in the 90's Gerry became a very good friend because of my sister and brother-in-law. Friday was pizza night and Saturday was clean up the junk day. Luckily I didn't have to do too many junk days because I would go to work to catch up. Gerry always gave me a smile no matter how grim the situation. Love ya man.

9/16/2017 4:42:15 PM


From: Teri Griffin

Sincerest condolences to the family; I will always remember the loving & thoughtful leadership he provided at OWL in Ankeny and the many trips we took with the OWL clients - he was truly a gift to all of us - he brought love smiles and laughter (even though they were bad jokes I think he laughed the hardest).

9/15/2017 7:31:57 PM


From: John A. Gersib

For once, the "Trickle-Down" theory worked. Gerry trickled down to Iowa from Canada and landed in my classes at North High School. We also went to Grand View Lutheran Church together. He and Margaret have been my friends for all these years. Gerry will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

9/15/2017 11:03:55 AM


From: Andy and Karla Kasper

We were so sad to hear this. Gerry was a fun guy and we always enjoyed him. He will be missed! Peace, comfort and prayers to the family.

9/15/2017 10:02:20 AM


From: Diane Silver

Please know that my deepest sympathy is with your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, also. May God bless you all!

9/15/2017 8:29:07 AM


From: Chris Hotchkiss

MY Sympathy, love, thoughts & prayers are with Marjorie Ann , the Fehn family & ALL who loved Gerry. He was the most caring, energetic, thoughtful & hillarious man Ive ever met, even with all the bad jokes he brought a smile to your face at the least..he definately didnt know a stranger & always made you feel welcome and will be missed. I was priviledged to make & have many fond memories with Gerry at OWL in the 90's & those memories I have & will always cherrish. May God Bless you all & give you strength & Bless all the memories you shared. He will live forever in many hearts that he touched

9/13/2017 6:15:20 AM


From: Jane Slaybaugh

Gerry didn't know a stranger. and everyone who knew him, loved him. He never failed to ask how you were doing, if you were ok, how someone in your family was, or what was new. He aways left you feeling better, that you were special and that you mattered. His love of family was strong, he called you his P&J! He lived every minute he had breath, and I feel I am a better person for having Gerry to call my friend. The Heavens have gained a bright shining star. God speed, until we meet again....

9/12/2017 9:48:46 PM


From: Jess Mihalovich

Heaven gained a wonderful man! I loved working with Gerry at OWL! He was always making person served and staff smile! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal!

9/12/2017 7:53:51 PM


From: Pat Rizk

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fehn family. I have nothing but wonderful memories of Gerry. May he rest in peace.

9/12/2017 3:15:10 PM


From: Ron German

We gathered as a group last in early September for golf and camaraderie. It was a special time as it always is when life long friends assemble. But now we will only have memories of a man that touched so many people. Gerry was all you could ask for in a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather and a friend. Deepest sympathies to the Fehn family. May God bless Gerry and comfort us all.

9/12/2017 12:52:55 PM


From: Linda Sable.Barfield

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine Gerry not being here anymore. What a great guy. I feel so sad for you. I most remember him at the bank and the baseball fields. I will say a prayer for you all Marjorie, Andy, Chris and Amy.

9/12/2017 10:25:13 AM


From: Tina and Mike Coleman

So sorry for your loss. Gerry had a way to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. He always made us laugh. A truly nice man. Our prayers go out to your family.

9/12/2017 7:59:49 AM


From: Kathy and Denny Williamson

We are so sorry for your loss! Gerry was a great person! He ALWAYS brought a smile to our faces! He will be missed so much! Our thoughts are with all of you, Kathy and Denny Williamson

9/12/2017 7:17:33 AM


From: Mike and Tina Barton

Heartbroken to hear of Gerry's passing. Such a wonderful man. Our prayers for healing to Marjorie, Andy, Chris, Amy, grandchildren, other family and friends. Family is what Gerry was all about. He loved you very much! He touched so many lives and we will hold those memories forever in our hearts.

9/11/2017 10:01:42 PM


From: Kathy Johnson Kahler

I am SO SORRY to hear about Gerry. Marjorie Ann, Amy, Margaret, Bruce, Andy and Chris, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers...

9/11/2017 8:56:47 PM


From: Holly Garvey

Gerry will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him. I'm sorry for your loss!

9/11/2017 8:45:11 PM


From: Peggie Lundstrom

I was SO saddened to learn of Gerry's passing...he helped me out a very long time ago & I always appreciated his faith in me...please know I keep you all in my thoughts & prayers... Peggie

9/11/2017 7:12:56 PM