Gordon E. Arp, 70

Gordon E. Arp, 70, of Gladbrook, IA passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Westbrook Acres, in Gladbrook. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ, in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, in rural Gladbrook. A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com

Gordon was born September 24, 1946 to Clarence and Alta (Plaehn) Arp, in Marshalltown. He graduated from Gladbrook High School, in 1964. Gordon was united in marriage to Patricia Maas on February 14, 1970, in Gladbrook. He farmed most of his life in the Gladbrook area with his dad. He also sold seed for Monsanto. Gordon was a member of Peace United Church of Christ. He was a former member of the Gladbrook Jaycees. Gordon served on the board of the Maple Hill Cemetery. He loved attending his children’s athletic and choir events. Gordon enjoyed camping and collecting toy tractors. He was known for helping others. Gordon’s true love was his farming.

Gordon will be missed by his daughter, Jill (Randy) Miller of Adair, IA, a son, Shane Arp of Panora, IA, five grandchildren; Libby Miller, Layla, Tyson, Hadley, and Sawyer Arp. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.