Gary G. Michael

Gary G. Michael age 75, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Gary was born March 20, 1943 in Logan, Iowa to Glenn and Violet (Graves) Michael. He always enjoyed singing and music. He raised hogs for competition in his early years. He went to AFI School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned his degree in airplane mechanics. Gary later went back to school and earned a degree in heating and air conditioning. Thereafter, he owned Valley Refrigeration Service for 25 years. He enjoyed family, travelling, snow skiing, building his own model train, and car races. Most remember him for his sense of humor and friendly nature.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents; brother in law, James Murray; brother in law, Ronald Murray, husband of Diane; brother in law, Ronald Beebe, husband of Roma; mother and father in law, Earl and Freda Murray; and great nephews, Benjamin and Max Carlin.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathy of Missouri Valley, Iowa; daughter, Deanna Hainline and husband Mark of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Andrea Michael of Missouri Valley, Iowa; sister, Elaine Murray of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Alexander and Peyton Hainline of Omaha, Nebraska and Halle Paladino of Phoenix, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church Fellowship Center following the service at the church.





In Loving Memory Of


Gary G. Michael



March 20, 1943                                              Logan, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

January 26, 2019                                 Omaha, Nebraska


Celebration of Life Service

11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Christian Church
Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                                  Pastor Ken Fairbrother


Pianist                                                   Chelsea Kuddes


Vocalist                                                         Greg Beebe


Vocal Selections

“How Great Thou Art”                           “Amazing Grace”


Honorary Bearers

Greg Beebe                                                   Mike Beebe

Doug Murray                                                   Jeff Murray

Steve Murray                                                   Joe Carlin

Dave Hanen





















































When death one day come for me,

I shall go with a smile on my face,

A hallelujah on my lips and no fear in my heart

As my God will be coming for me and

Where I will be going, no more trouble will I ever see.



  • Jodie Leibee Posted January 28, 2019 3:51 pm

    Kathy and family,
    I’m sorry I won’t be able to be at the service on Wednesday. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
    Jodie (Tague) Leibee

  • Mr & Mrs James Marsh Posted January 30, 2019 10:22 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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