Funeral services for Gary Eugene Ostrich, 68, of Stanwood who passed away February 3, 2014 will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bacon Funeral Home, Nevada, Iowa. Rev. John Chadwick will be officiating. There will be a visitation at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 4-7 pm. Burial will be at the Nevada Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gary Ostrich Memorial Fund. On-line condolences may be made to www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Gary was born August 25, 1945 in Ames, Iowa. He was the son of Charles Edward and Crystal Evelyn Johnson Ostrich. On May 1, 1992, Gary was united in marriage to Lori M. Holbrook in Johnston, Iowa. Gary owned and operated Ostrich Racing Engines in Nevada. Gary was a racing engine builder and a past drag racing champion.
Gary is survived by his wife, Lori Ostrich of Stanwood, Iowa; children, Lisa (Chet) Barton of Scottsdale, Arizona; Michael (Candice) Ostrich of Carroll, Iowa and their children, Taylor and Hayden Ostrich; Douglas (Shannon) Ostrich of Cedar Falls, Iowa and their children, Jacob, Ryan and Alicia Ostrich; Todd Jennings of Burnsville, Minnesota; Kirsten Jennings of Waupun, Wisconsin and her children, Zachary Wehde and Elise Jennings; Quinn (Valerie) Jennings of Bettendorf, Iowa and their children, Nicholas and Lucas Jennings; sister, Marilyn (Mark) Hersh of Des Moines, Iowa, brother, Robert (Toots) Ostrich of Apache Junction, Arizona; and his first wife, Kaye Taylor Ostrich of Nevada, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents.