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Gary W. Creasman

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Gary W. Creasman

June 16, 1930 -- September 27, 2012

BOONE, Iowa -- Gary W. Creasman, age 82, of Boone, Iowa, and formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died Sept. 27, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. His body was cremated and a memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Boone. Burial was in the Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone.

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Gary was born in McCook, Nebraska, on June 16, 1930, the son of Sam Doran Creasman and Rene (Welborn) Creasman. He graduated from McCook High School, McCook Community College, and the University of Nebraska. Gary served with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On Dec. 19, 1959, he married Harriet Swank in Boone and to this union, three children were born. The couple later divorced. On June 1, 1992, he married Susan Schroeder in Sidney, Nebraska.

Gary was a partner/owner of Randy's Frozen Meats in Boone from 1955 to 1999, when he retired. During his 60 years in Boone, Gary served many civic and charitable organizations. He served on the Boone Community School District School Board and was an active participant of the Boone National Little League, holding many offices throughout the years. Recently, Gary was honored with the Home Town Hero Award presented to him last October for his extensive work for supporting the Boone Little League program. In the past, he had been appointed Iowa District Commissioner for Little League and Iowa Babe Ruth Commissioner.

Gary enjoyed raising and showing Quarter Horses and paint horses. He was an avid lover of sports. Gary especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He was a supporter and fan of Iowa State University and University of Nebraska.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Susan, presently of Garnavillo; two sons Randy Creasman (Michelle) of Morristown, Minnesota, and Tim Creasman (Joie) of Ankeny; a daughter, Pam Dodge (Mark) of Cambridge; a sister, Lee Ellen Matzke (Jerry) of Sidney, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Jessica Trnka, Kameron Dodge, Beau Dodge, Cael Creasman, Chloie Creasman, and Bodie Creasman; and his first wife, Harriet Creasman of Boone.

Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone, Iowa was in charge of the arrangements.

In memory of Gary, memorials may be directed to the Boone Little League.

Online condolences may be made to www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.