Gary Eiffler, 63
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 6:06pm admin
Dec. 19, 1955 —
Jan. 29, 2019
CRESCO - Gary Lee Eiffler, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, Iowa.
Memorial services were held on Feb. 2, 2019 at Evans Memorial Home.
Gary was born on Dec. 19, 1955 at his home in Lime Springs, Iowa, the third child of Melvin and Lenora (Sanborn) Eiffler. Due to his mother’s illness and inability to care for him and his sisters, the children were later placed in foster care in Johnson County, Iowa.
Gary spent most of his adult life as a resident of care centers including the Clarion, Iowa unit of North Central Human Services, Howard County Residential Care Facility and finally at Evans Memorial Home in July 2002. There he received the tender loving care of the staff for 16-plus years.
At Evans, he was also reunited with his mother and sister, Alice, who were also residents. Together again, they enjoyed watching the birds in the aviary and the companionship of staff and residents. Gary was an avid Hawkeyes fan, especially football, and was active in most events at Evans.
He is survived by a half-sister, Patricia Waite Betten of Seattle, Wash.; aunt, Marian Peter of Cresco; uncle, Charles Mollert of St. Charles, Minn.; and several cousins.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Lenora on Nov. 19, 2001 and Melvin on May 8, 1999; his sisters, Alice Mae on June 29, 2004 and Joyce Marie on Sept. 14, 1981; maternal grandparents, Winfield and Agnes (Cleveland) Sanborn; aunt, Barbara Mollert; and uncle, Lloyd Peter.