Gary Pardun of Jamaica


Gary Pardun, 77, of Jamaica passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Visitation with the family will precede the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Gary Lee Pardun was born June 9, 1942, in Perry, Iowa, to Willard Alman and Mildred Elizabeth (Book) Pardun.

He lived in Perry until his family moved to their farm north of Jamaica when he was 6.

Gary graduated from Jamaica High School with the class of 1960.

He was united in marriage to Linda Ann Ross at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Ill., Jan. 18, 1964.

Gary worked at office of the Burlington Railroad in Chicago and then Electro Motive in LaGrange, Ill., helping build locomotives.

Gary and Linda moved back to Iowa to farm near Bouton.

He also worked at Ideal Manufacturing in Jefferson, the Retread Plant and McAtee Tire in Jefferson.

Gary was a member of the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry.

He enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, bird watching, making bird houses and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

In death he rejoins his parents, Willard and Mildred; and three brothers, Orin, Paul and Bert.

Left to cherish Gary’s memory are his wife, Linda Pardun of Jamaica; children, Mike (Nancy) Pardun of Denison, David (Tonja) Pardun of Ankeny and Jeff (Angie) Pardun of Ankeny; grandchildren, Nate, Ben, Scott, Sydney, Gavin, Conner, Logan and Harper Pardun; sisters, Phyllis Naeve of Woodward and Dorothy Griffin of Valdosta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.


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