Gary Edward Blubaugh, 52, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his home with his family by his side while under the care of Iowa River Hospice. He was born May 6, 1960 in Knoxville, IA to Gene and Marie Blubaugh. On September 17, 1977 he married Lisa Coughlin. Together they had two daughters. Gary was a very dedicated worker and provider for his family. He loved camping, spending time with his family, riding his Harley, fishing, hunting and watching races. His sense of humor was always entertaining and even through his battle with cancer, he kept his family laughing. Gary put up a courageous fight and his positive attitude was amazing.
He is survived by his wife Lisa, daughters Heather (Chad) Hupfeld, Natalie Blubaugh (Michael Fosdick), his four grandchildren Sophie and Brodie Blubaugh and Allena and Olin Hupfeld. He was also survived by four siblings, Pam Blubaugh (Mike Mattox), Tammy (Doug) Branson, Linda (Loyd) King and Craig Blubaugh. He is also survived by many other relatives and good friends. In death he rejoins his parents Eugene Blubaugh and Marie Mattingly.
A celebration of life will be held on June 24, 2012, at the Impala Ballroom at 1005 W. Lincolnway in Marshalltown. Open house begins at 2:00 p.m. Our family would like to say thank you so much to all of our family and friends for such great support, thoughts, and prayers. A special thanks to Mayo Clinic, Dr. Merchant, Dr. VanBuren, Dr. Pollpeter, Iowa River Hospice, LENNOX, and Pursel Davis Funeral and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent to www.vogelfuneralhomes.com