Funeral services for Mr. Gary Cuttell, 70, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.
Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Mr. Cuttell passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Gary Lee Cuttell, the son of Robert McWhirter and Esther June (Groth) Cuttell, was born July 5, 1940, in Spencer, Ia. His childhood years were spent on the Cuttell farm, where he received his education, earned his Eagle Scout in 1956 and graduated from Royal High School in 1958. Following high school, he continued his education at Iowa State University, receiving his Agribusiness Degree in 1962. After completing his degree, he began work at Security National Bank in Sioux City.
Gary married Barbara Means on March 25, 1967, in Spencer, Ia. They moved back to the farm in 1971 and began farming until Gary's retirement in 2001. He was a member of the Clay County Pork Producers and served as a trustee for Lincoln Township. Gary was also an active member of his community as 4-H leader, Boy Scout Leader and Clay Central School Board Member, as well as spending many years serving on the Clay County Fair Executive Board as Vice-President and Swine Superintendent. In his spare time, he enjoyed sailing in the Caribbean, boating at the lakes, snowmobiling up north, bird watching, hunting and traveling the country with his wife Barb in their RV. Gary also loved to spend time with his family and friends and enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events and school activities.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott; and his parents.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barb of Spencer; two sons: Brent and Christie Cuttell of Cottage Grove, Minn. and Greg and Terri Cuttell of Spencer, Ia.; six grandchildren:
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.