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Gary August Yaddof, 63, Charles City

Gary August Yaddof, 63, died in his home on January 17, 2020 in Charles City, Iowa due to complications from Lewy Body Dementia (LBD).

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm in “The Bistro” at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gary’s life.

Gary was born on July 20, 1956 in Elwood, Iowa to his parents, Victor and Doris Yaddof. He graduated from the University of Dubuque with a degree in Biology and moved to Northeast Iowa where he worked at Swiss Valley Farms in Luana.

He was united in marriage to Naomi Odegard on April 5, 1986. Together, they raised four children in rural McGregor.

Gary had a great love for the outdoors, which he instilled in his children by regularly taking them camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. He spent summers teaching them how to garden and winters teaching them how to ski. Gary also loved playing Euchre, traveling with his family, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

Gary is survived by his wife, Naomi; his four children, Emily (Brian) Gibbs of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; Michael (Rachel) Yaddof of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Isaac Yaddof and Elizabeth Yaddof, both of Charles City, Iowa; and his brother, Larry Yaddof, and sister, Marla Wilcox, both of Delmar, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gary’s honor may be directed to the family to help advance the study of Lewy Body Dementia, a deadly disease that causes a progressive decline in mental and physical abilities.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City is helping with local arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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