Gary L Fabert, 71, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died November 6, 2017 after a long illness. Memorial services with military rites at 11:00 AM on Friday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Friends may call after 9:00 AM at the Chapel on Friday.
Born on December 7, 1945 in Clayton, Iowa the son of Ernest and Edith (Saylor) Fabert. Gary grew up working on the farms around Clayton, especially that of good friend Gordon Connell. He then joined the United States Army and served in the 8th Infantry in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.
On July 17, 1976 Gary married Teresa Zieser of Independence, Iowa, they had one son. He worked for ADM Corn Sweeteners until his retirement in 1994.
Gary was well known for his sense of humor, cooking and gardening skills, and his love of animals, he will be greatly missed by the birds, wild turkeys, squirrels, deer, and other wildlife that would visit his property daily.
He is survived by his wife Teresa Fabert, son Cory (Abby Nolan) Fabert of Fairfax, IA, siblings Boyd (Helen) Fabert of Guttenburg, IA, Gene (Mary) Fabert of Independence, MO, Faye Fabert of Prairie du Chien, WI, Ron (Cindy) Fabert of Lee Summit, MO, Jackie Fabert of Kansas City, MO, Zelda Wright of Garnavillo, IA, Debbie (Jim) Morrison of Rockton, Il, DuWayne (Rochelle) Fabert of Luana, IA, Vee Beisker of Prairie du Chien, WI, and Rick (Brenda) Fabert of Prairie du Chien, WI, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and the love of his life, granddaughter Allison. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Mark Saylor and Lyle Fabert.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Gary’s name.