Gerald Whisler, 94, formerly of Webster City, died August 25 at Bickford Assisted Living in Marshalltown.
Gerald Whisler, son of Forrest and Matilda Schultz Whisler, was born April 7, 1924 in Fenton, Iowa. In 1929, Gerald and his family moved to Hamilton County. He attended country schools until 8th grade, then transferred to Webster City Schools and graduated from Webster City High School.
He married Elvera Johnson on March 23, 1946. Gerald and Elvera started farming northwest of Webster City with a 1945 Ford Ferguson tractor. Gerald had a real talent for fixing things and did most all of his household, farm and machinery repairs. Gerald and Elvera retired in 1985 and moved to Webster City. He had many interests and hobbies such as restoring older tractors and gas engines, collecting and refinishing antique oak furniture, biking and gardening.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elvera in 1993, and daughter Lois in 2013. He is survived by daughter Marilyn (Michael) Marrone of Marshalltown, grandson Nick Holtzmaster of Twin Falls, Idaho, sister Lorraine (Harold) Fielder, brother Leonard (Betty) Whisler, both of Webster City, and brother-in-law LeRoy Schwendemann of Lehigh.
Gerald was a member of the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. A memorial service will be held at a later date.