Gerald Karas passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Family Visitation and Luncheon: Will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Greenfield Gospel Chapel. A luncheon will be held at the church during the visitation.
Memorials: To the Gerald Karas memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Survivors: He is survived by his children, Doyle and wife Cheryl, Galen and wife Lisa, and Dennie and wife Laura; eight grandchildren, Clinton (Laura) Karas, Justin (Jason) Holling-Karas, Andrew (Melissa) Karas, Peter (Abby) Karas, Monica (Ross) King, Austin (Brooke) Karas, Taylor (Amy) Karas, and Jenna Karas; as well as 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Arnold Karas and wife Artha of Marietta, Oklahoma; two sisters, Rosella Howes and husband Richard of Ontario, Wisconsin and Dianna Marshall and husband James of Oakland, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
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