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IOWA CITY — Gene A. Cherry, 77, a resident of Iowa City, formerly of Amana, Iowa, and Davenport, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at University Hospitals, Iowa City.

Graveside services for Gene will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. If you’d like to join the family, please be at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport at 10 a.m. to join the procession to the Arsenal. Keeping with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Safe Haven of Iowa County- P.O. Box 444, Williamsburg, Iowa.

Gene was born June 17, 1939, in Springfield, Missouri, the only child of Paul Edgar and Edna Lois (McMahan) Cherry. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1962 with an art degree and was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He proudly served our country in the Air Force.

Gene was united in marriage to Judith Peterson on Jan. 15, 1971 in Denver.

He retired as a contract specialist for the Department of the Army, based on Arsenal Island, in 1997.

Gene was always willing to give you advice, even if you didn’t ask! He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and reading.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, Iowa City; children and their spouses, Janet (Chris Gilbert) Cherry, of Rogers, Arkansas, Greg (Melissa) Cherry, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Paul (Becky) Cherry, of Coralville, Iowa, Lisa Cherry, of Des Moines; grandchildren, Ian (Becca), Elizabeth, Maggie, Mackenzie, Alexis, Georgie, Brett, Kyle, and Lucy.

His parents preceded Gene in death. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Gene‘s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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