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Gerald D. McGee

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 11:13 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 12:26 p.m. CDT

Gerald D. McGee of Newton passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

A time of remembrances for Gerald will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the St. Luke United Methodist Church in Newton, with a time of fellowship and coffee to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated in Gerald’s name to Willowbrook Scholarship Fund or Newton Fire EMT/Paramedic Departments. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Gerald Dean McGee, 73, the son of Hugh Alan and Velma Mae (Poe) McGee, was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Winfield, Kan. He was a high school graduate of the Winfield Senior High, had a bachelor of arts degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, Class of 1961, and later a master’s of divinity. He had served for many years as a United Methodist Church minister.

On Aug. 12, 1961, Gerald was united in marriage with Winonah S. Evans in Winfield. He retired from the ministry in 2002, at the Glenwood, Iowa, United Methodist Church. A resident of the Newton area, since 2002, he had devoted his life to his wife and family, and enjoyed model railroads, railroad history and had published several articles on that history.

Those left to honor Gerald’s memory include his wife Winonah of Newton; his daughter Elisa (Joseph) Gatz of Sterling, Ill.; his son Todd (Tamra) McGee of Norwalk; his five grandchildren, Clark, Benjamin, Nicholas, Bryn and Mark; and many friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Howard. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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