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“Mr. Gary had been a huge part of my life since I was a little kid. He was an incredible man of God and he will be greatly missed! ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Samantha Samuelsen

“I met Gary many years ago through Mayann while at one of our companies Christmas party. First impression was a lasting one, he was easy going, funny...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: shelly Hartlage - Jonesborough, TN

“We met Gary just 2 1/2 years ago. He was spending his vacation in Iowa, helping his son Alex with preparations for the Bluff Creek Triathlon. Our...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Mike and Jacque Wilson - MN

“I am Gary's cousin now living in Texas. I am saddened to hear about Gary's death and wish to extend my deepest sympathy to all his family and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Aswegan - Rowlett, TX

“I only worked with Gary a few years at Samuelsen Builders. He had a kind gentle spirit and was always willing to help anyone who needed something....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Helen Ann Wortz - Trinity, FL

“Sorry to hear about your loss Maryann. You both were so good to Shelly and Hamid! We will be praying for you. Our deepest sympathy, Joyce and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce and Darald Nielsen - Minot, ND

“Gary and Maryann were our neighbors in New Port Richey, Florida. Since they moved to Iowa there has always been a sadness in my heart for both he and...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Shelly and Hamid Khaldi - FL

“Worked with Gary at Samuelsen Builders. I remember Gary as a caring person who loved woodworking and for keeping his truck and tools in clean,...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Gary Clayton - Weeki wachee, FL

“Mary Ann, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. We had met him at a Wilsons family picnic in Hampton, IA a few years ago. Your friends and family...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: John & Ellie Kiger - Benson, MN

“I'm saddened to hear of my Uncle Gary's death. Gary and Mary Anne were kind and gracious hosts on a visit to their Florida home. We were all proud...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Greg George - Champaign, IL


Gary R. Syhlman (1946-2013)

CEDAR FALLS, Gary R. Syhlman, 67, of Waterloo died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at his home.

He was born October 31, 1946 in Cedar Falls, son of George and Jennie Aswegan Syhlman. He married Mary Ann George on July 2, 1983 in Cedar Falls.

He graduated from Dike High School in 1964 and served in the US Army Reserves. He was employed with Chamberlain Manufacturing and then Samuelsen Builders in Trinity, FL. He was a Deacon at Lakeview Community Church, Tarpon Springs, FL.

Survived by: his wife, Mary Ann; three sons, Alexander (Kristi) of Des Moines, Chris (Amy) of Cedar Falls and Jeff (Cassie) Sternhagen of Grundy Center; step daughter, Michelle (Jeffrey) Wilkinson of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; nephew, Kevin (Andrea) Wilson of Britt; and four grandchildren: Emmalyn and Chase Syhlman, Ian and Lauren Casparian.

Preceded in death by: his sister, Shirley Wilson.

Services: 9:00 a.m. Monday at Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls, with burial in Stout Reformed Church Cemetery, Stout. Visitation for one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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