Becky Gelo

Becky Jo Gelo, 54, of Waukon died Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI following a long illness. Private family graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Tom Hollmann officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Gary or Gloria Gelo at 787 Cooks Road, Waukon, IA 52172.

Becky Jo Gelo was born January 13, 1966 in Waukon, the daughter of Gary and Gloria (Heins) Gelo. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1984 and graduated from Hamilton Business College in Mason City in 1986. Becky married Tim Card and they later divorced. She worked most of her professional career at the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines before moving back to Waukon, where Becky worked for several area businesses.

She loved all animals, especially her cat, Ruby Rae. Becky enjoyed feeding the deer, raising raccoons, and she never wanted to see any animal suffer. Becky always dreamed of one day having her own animal rehab center. She enjoyed crafts, painting ceramics, spending time on her computer, and purple was her favorite color. Becky was a very caring, loving and giving person, full of life and fun.

Survivors include her parents, Gary and Gloria Gelo of Waukon; her siblings: Jeff Gelo and Jean Root, both of Waukon, Lisa (Curt) Pakkebier of Cedar Rapids, Steve Gelo of Waukon and Dave (Kirstin) Gelo of Prairie du Chien, WI; and nine nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur and Eunice Gelo and Austin and Eunice Newcomb.

Brianne Eilers will serve as honorary casketbearer. Casketbearers are Jeff, Steve and Dave Gelo, Kody Lier, Curt and Reid Pakkebier, and Chad and Tyler Jones. Online condolences may be left at

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