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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
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Gerald vonGonten

Gerald Dane "Jerry" vonGonten

Friday, May 8th, 1931 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Gerald “Jerry” Dane vonGonten, 89 of Joplin, Mo., left this Earth to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Jerry was born on May 8, 1931 in Sapulpa, Ok., to Fitzgerald and Madge vonGonten, both deceased, one brother; Johnny, deceased. He graduated from Sapulpa in 1949, later moving to Joplin to attend Ozark Bible College. Where he met his wife Rethel Walker, through Villa Heights Christian Church, where they were married on April 4, 1952 and were lifelong members.

He is survived by 2 daughters; Diana Allison, Dana and husband Jeff Guleserian, one son; Dale vonGonten and wife Robin, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Jerry worked for many years as a route salesman for Kitty Clover Potato Chips, Wonder Bread, Clean Coveralls and Butternut Bread until he retired in 1985.

The family request contributions be made to Villa Heights Christian Church in care of the mortuary.

The family will be holding private services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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John Delzell

Posted at 01:52am
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I know Diana and Dale from school and worked with Jerry several years at Butternut Bread. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. John Delzell

Judy Piatt Griffin and Loy Piatt

Posted at 03:30pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Loretta Page

Posted at 02:56pm
Dear Robin and family we are so sorry to read about your dear Husband and the kids Father I know your heart is breaking but just think what a day that will be when our JESUS we shall see as well as our loved ones take care love you loretta and Glenn

Jackie McGuirk

Posted at 11:01am
I am so sorry to hear about your dad Gary. My heart goes out to you and the family. He was always really nice to me when we were all younger. Praying for all...

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Posted at 08:30am
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