Gary Lane

Gary D. Lane, 82, of Waukon died Sunday, October 16, 2022 at his home in Waukon. Graveside services with militaryhonors will be held at a later date in the spring of 2023 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Gary Dennis Lane was born January 13, 1940 in Waukon, the son of Claude and Marjorie (Duggan Gazlay) Lane. He attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Waukon and served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960, where he received his GED. When he was younger, he lived in Virginia, Ohio and Indiana.

April 20, 1963, he married Helen Strozewski in Niagara Falls, NY. Gary worked for Bates and Rogers Construction as a laborer for three years, before he became construction manager for the company and served as an officer before retiring from the company. In 1985, he and Helen, along with their son, Derik, moved to the Dorchester

Gary and Helen owned and operated the S&D Cafe in Waukon for 13 years. Gary also managed the Waukon Golf and Country Club until 2004. In 2005, they moved to Weeki Wachee, FL. Helen passed away in 2013, and in 2014, Gary moved back to Waukon. Gary enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Survivors include his son, Derik Lane of Loveland, CO; and two brothers, Kent Lane of Pine Island, FL and Bill (Debbie) Gazlay of Georgia. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; a brother, Larry Gazlay; and a sister-in-law, Diane Lane.

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