Gary Pantenburg

Gary Pantenburg

Gary Pantenburg


Gary Pantenburg, 71, of Martelle, died peacefully on Wednesday, May, 17, 2023, at home. A Celebration of Life will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 20, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids. Attire is casual.

Survivors include his wife, Christina Youngmon; daughter, Sheila (Kyle) Cobb; grandchildren, Christopher Gericke, Kelsi (Mike) Vongsavath, Holli Gericke, Abigail (Drew) Cobb and Dani Cobb; great-grandchildren, Landon, Easton, Parker, Kenley, Ari and Cecelia; brother, Ray (Kristen) Pantenburg; several nieces and nephews; friend, Austin Puetz; and Gary’s biological son, daughter and grandchildren.

Gary was born to Ralph and Helen Patenburg in Peru, Ill., on Aug. 26, 1951. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Gary married Christina (Luerkens) Youngmon and their family shared their love. He loved farming, garden work, fishing, mechanical tinkering and the BEARS. Gary was a history buff, an avid reader and a great teacher who loved sharing many fabulous stories.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Pantenburg; and friend, Bob.

Please share your support and memories with Gary’s family on his tribute wall at under obituaries.

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