Gary Folkerts

Gary Folkerts, age 74, passed away on January 14, 2022. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Faith United Methodist Church in Algona. Interment was held at Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center following the service.

Gary Gene Folkerts, the son of Menno and Everdena (Meyering) Folkerts, was born on December 30, 1947 in Buffalo Center. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Gary was wounded in the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart. He married Terralee Hauenstein and was later divorced. Gary managed mobile home parks and worked as a diesel mechanic, retiring in 2012. He enjoyed NASCAR, Elvis, his motorcycle and being at home watching Westerns.

Left to cherish Gary’s memory are his children, Melissa Folkerts of Sexton, Krista (Richard) Wait of Algona, Cory Folkerts of Algona, and Stephanie (Dan) Krein of Oregon; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; mother, Everdena Folkerts of Thompson; sister, Vivian Lara of Ankeny; and brothers, David (Diane) Folkerts of Thompson and Ricky (Abby) Folkerts of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Donna Passmore; and a brother, Dennis Folkerts.

Lentz Funeral Home in Algona assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at


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