July 22, 1969 – March 10, 2014
Gary M Strong, 44, of Ankeny, IA went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014.
Gary was born on July 22, 1969 to Ivan and Sandy (Snook) Strong of Urbandale, IA. He attended Urbandale Public Schools and graduated from Urbandale High School in 1987.
On June 1, 1991, Gary was united in marriage to Teri Johnson in Urbandale, IA. They lived in Omaha and Des Moines before making Ankeny, IA their home in 2001. God blessed them with three children: Brittany, Kaleigh, and Daniel. In addition to work, Gary enjoyed long bike rides with his wife, home repair projects, and rebuilding computers.
Gary accepted Christ as his personal Savior as a teenager and has been serving the Lord faithfully at Cornerstone Church of Ames and Ankeny. He especially enjoyed serving with Teri as part of the audio-visual team.
Gary is survived by his wife of 22 years, Teri; daughters, Brittany (22) and Kaleigh (21); son, Daniel; (17); grandson, Myles; parents, Ivan & Sandy Strong of Urbandale; brother, Greg (Kathryn) Strong of Broomfield, CO; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Gary is preceded in death by his grandparents; Kenneth & Doris Snook and R. Lyle & Wilma Strong.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at First Family Church in Ankeny. Gary’s family will greet family and friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Veridian Credit Union in Gary’s honor.Information provided by: Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory 1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50021 515.964.4674 www.ankenyfuneralhome.com