A memorial Mass for Gary Lack, age 58, of rural Nora Springs, was held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage, with Rev. Mark Reasoner officiating. Inurnment was in the Orchard Cemetery in Orchard, Iowa.
Gary died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at his home.
Gary was born August 29, 1945 at Osage, Iowa, the son of Harold and Mildred (Kinney) Lack of rural Orchard, Iowa. He attended grade school in Orchard.
He graduated from Osage High School in 1963. Gary attended the University of Northern Iowa upon completion of high school. Gary married Veronica M. (Naumann) Lack on January 16, 1979. They resided in Rockford, Iowa until 1986, and then lived in Cedar Falls and Mason City, Iowa, until 1989, when they moved to Buffalo, Wyoming. They moved to their present address in 1993.
Gary worked for a short time after college at the John Deere Foundry in Waterloo, Iowa. He then worked at Lehigh Portland Cement Company in Mason City for nearly 20 years, where he was a representative of Local D-106. Gary retired from Lehigh in 1985. In 1989, he and Veronica sold their home in Mason City and bought a motel in Wyoming. After four great years, the family exchanged their motel for the farm, where they now live.
Gary was preceded in death by his mother Mildred Lack, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
He is survived by his wife Veronica M. Lack of Nora Springs; six children, Dr. Anthony L. Lack of Baytown, Texas, Heidi M. (Dr. Robert) Thunhorst of Iowa City, Tanya R. (Shawn) Hamilton of Kansas City, Missouri, Benjamin J. (Fernanda De Collo) Lack of West Des Moines, Adam M. Lack
of Nora Springs, and William D. Lack and his fiance Brandi Moon of Chestnut Hill, Massachussets; three grandchildren, Erica N. Lack, Gustav M. Thunhorst, Gabriella D. Lack; his father Harold Lack of Orchard; one brother James (Helen) Lack of Orchard; one sister Margaret Lack and husband Stewart of Hood, Virginia; paternal aunt Marilyn (Philip)
Larson of Mission, Texas; and many cousins.
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