Monday, July 3, 2006

In memoriam: Gary A. Trusty

Gary A. Trusty 56, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2006.

Memorial services will be Friday, June 30, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home with B. J. Thomas, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, officiating. Friends may call from 12 noon until the time of the services at the funeral home.

Survivors include his brother, Pat Trusty of Phoenix, Ariz., and a niece Emily Marie Trusty. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Rose Marie (Walsh) Trusty.

Gary Alan Trusty was born on May 3, 1950, in Fort Dodge. In the early 1950s, Gary was one of three children to undergo the University of Iowa Hospital’s first open heart surgeries on a child, to repair a hole in his heart. This event influenced the rest of his life, which ended with heart failure. He attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from St. Edmond High School in 1969. Following his education he enlisted in the U.S Navy in 1969, serving until his honorable discharge. Gary began a spiritual quest that he pursued all his life. His lifelong experiments in living and thinking led him to many unique adventures that had become legend amongst his many friends. Gary was an avid collector of religious art and books. He was very generous with his time and money, and was always eager to help others when called upon. He was a loyal and faithful friend who is loved and deeply missed by those whose lives he has touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

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