Gary L. Hotchkiss Obituary

Gary L.  Hotchkiss
Gary L. Hotchkiss
Gary L. Hotchkiss

February 10, 1939 - May 17, 2021
Born in Woodward, Iowa
Resided in Granger, Iowa
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Gary L. Hotchkiss, 82, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021, at Granger Nursing and Rehab Center in Granger, IA. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Granger, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The service will be livestreamed on the Iles website. Go to at 10:45 a.m. Thursday and scroll to the bottom of Gary’s obituary to join in the service. Inurnment will follow at Beaver Catholic Cemetery near Granger.

Gary was born February 10, 1939, in Woodward, IA, to Russell and Betty (Hoskinson) Hotchkiss. He married Margaret "Peggy" (Canney) Hotchkiss in September of 1954 and they made their home in the Granger/Madrid area where they raised their son Chris. Gary worked for Christenson Lawn Care for 15 years, retiring in the spring of 2018.

Gary enjoyed his family, his faith, living on the beautiful farm in Granger for the last five years, his Iowa Hawkeyes and taking care of his adoring chickens.

Gary is survived by his son, Chris Hotchkiss of Coralville, IA, sister, Nancy (Lloyd Lull) Howser, two half sisters, Belle (Russ) Maurer and Julie (Steve) Farr; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Peggy, three infant children, his sister Kae Herr and his half brother Bob.

Contributions may be made to the family for a memorial to be directed later. Online condolences will be welcomed at






Memorial Visitation
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
1910 Locust Street
Granger, IA US 50109
Thursday, May 20, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Service
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
1910 Locust Street
Granger, IA US 50109
Thursday, May 20, 2021
11:00 AM
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Beaver Catholic Cemetery
F 31 and R 22
Woodward, Iowa United Sta
Thursday, May 20, 2021