Service: 11 a.m. on Friday, March 26, Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, funeral home. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Gary Dean Hatfield, 63, Muscatine, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
The Rev. Stephen Pera of the Zion Lutheran Church will officiate.
Memorials may be left to the Gary Hatfield memorial fund in care of Linda Hatfield.
A funeral luncheon will be held following the service at the American Legion Post No 27.
Mr. Hatfield was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Muscatine, the son of William Henry and Norma Jean McDaniel Hatfield Jr. He married Linda Philpott Sept. 19, 1965, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine.
He had worked at Hatfield Auto Service before working at Grain Processing Corp.. He retired from GPC as a mechanic in the maintenance department.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 27, where he enjoyed spending time with his friends.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. His passion was playing baseball and softball where he was an avid pitcher for slow pitch leagues for several years. He was a good man and a loyal friend.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 44 years, Linda Hatfield of Muscatine; a son, Mark Hatfield and wife, April, of Muscatine, and their children, Tara Moore and Ian Hatfield; a daughter, Marcie Hanssen and husband, Dr. Jeffrey Hanssen, and their children, Emily, Katie, and Hallie Hanssen, of Muscatine; his mother, Norma Jean Hatfield of Muscatine; and two brothers, Jack Hatfield and his children, Dusty and Logan Hatfield, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rick Hatfield of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Hatfield Jr. in 2000; and a grandson, Isaac Jeffrey Hanssen in 2001.