Gayle A. Hollenbeck, 77, Atalissa
Obituaries · January 04, 2018

Gayle A. Hollenbeck, 77, of Atalissa passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his home following a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer.

Funeral mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 26, in the Parish Life Center at St. Joseph Church followed by a prayer service. A memorial fund has been established. Burial with military honors will be in the Nichols Cemetery. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Gayle Alfred Hollenbeck was born Jan. 4, 1940 in Muscatine the son of George and Winifred (Wasson) Hollenbeck. He was a graduate of Nichols High School in 1958 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1963. On Feb. 14, 1985, he was united in marriage to Joyce H. Meka Kasper in Las Vegas, Nev.

Gayle farmed for many years and was an owner/operator delivering John Deere equipment across the United States and Canada, retiring in 2009.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with his family, working in his shop and loved Pink Panthers. Gayle was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty.

He is survived by his wife Joyce of Atalissa; son Jay Hollenbeck of Springfield, Mo.; daughter Brenda (Dave) James of Fruitland, Iowa; stepchildren Deb Carter (Kim Dahlstrom) of Wilton, Dee (Grant) Evans of Solon and Don (Dawn) Kasper of Nichols; son-in-law Mike Cunningham of Iowa City; brother Virgil (Gina) Hollenbeck of Muscatine; sister-in-law Delores Kasper of Solon; grandchildren: Jason, Eric, Adam, Sutton, Olivia, Shawn, Justin, Chase, Josh, LeeAnna, Eric and Blake; and 8 1/2 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Merle, Leo and Bill; infant sister Francis; son Mitchell Hollenbeck; stepdaughter Diane Cunningham; and brother-in-law Leroy Kasper.

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