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Gary B. Naumann, 76, formerly of Mason City, passed away on August 3rd, 2022 at his home in Excelsior
Springs, MO. A private family inurnment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Sheffield, IA. Memorials and
cards may be directed to the family or sent to Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in
Gary was born on Nov. 12, 1945, the son of Bernard and Edythe (Waters) Naumann in Floyd
County. He graduated from Mason City High School and went on to marry Linda Halverson. They
shared a love for horses, country living and to this union five children were born.
Gary started out in sales and then became an electrician and worked along side his father at Naumann
Electric. In the late 80s, Gary relocated to Missouri where he started his own business, Gary’s Yard and
Garden Service and worked in the hospitality industry until retirement.
Gary savored the simple pleasures in life. Faith was vital to his daily practice. He adored being in and
observing nature. He enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, fishing, reading, watching John Wayne
movies, and talking with his family and friends on the phone. He prided himself on living a modest life,
deeply valued conservation and was an incredibly humble, gentle soul.
He is survived by his children, Scott Naumann, Susan Umbarger, Staci (Mark) Mellman, Sonya (Jeff
Skinner) Naumann; grandchildren, Nicholas and Morgan Naumann, Gabe, Grady and Sam Umbarger,
Payton (Tyler) Greiner, Myah (Phillip) Yokas and Avery Mellman; great-grandchildren, Rory and Quinn
Greiner; Sister, Carolyn (Gene) Riles; two nieces, cousins, many dear neighbors and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter.
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