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November 1, 2007

(10/31/1938 - 10/27/2007)

Chester “Chet” Lee Gregory, 68, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa, died October 27, 2007 at his home.

He was born October 31, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa to James Vernon and Garnett Lillian Grubb Gregory. He graduated from Greentop High School in 1955 and served in the United States Marine Corp.

He married Norma Jean Naber May 9, 1959 in Waterloo, Iowa. He had lived in Davis County since 1973.

He worked at John Deere in Ottumwa, retiring in 1999 and was a farmer. He was a member of Reed Whisler Post #78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield and the Eagles Club in Ottumwa.

He is survived by three sons Tim (Betsy) Gregory of Pompano Beach, Florida, Todd (Stacy) Gregory of Shell Beach, California and Trent (Penny) Gregory of Bloomfield, Iowa; a daughter Tammy (Larry) Mendez of Lompoc, California and grandson Tony Gregory of Omaha, Nebraska - son of Trisha; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers Darrell Gregory of Brashear, Missouri and Rick Gregory of Edina, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Trisha Sue Gregory and a brother Doug Gregory.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday October 31, 2007 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. James Wakelin officiating. Military rites will be performed by Reed Whisler Post #78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield.

A memorial has been established to his family. Online condolences may be directed to www.wagler

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