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Gerald Summa

March 17, 1936 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 84)


Due to concerns for the public's health the services for Gerald are private family services.

The funeral will be livestreamed on our webpage beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The link to watch is located below the Private Service Information as you scoll down.

Visitation is open to the public to come in and pay your respect.

Gerald Lee Summa, son of Lionel & Artela (Lowrey) Summa, was born March 17, 1936. Gerald’s family moved to Hollister, California where he grew up and attended school. Gerald graduated from Hollister High School and attended a trade school. He worked for a short time at Rohr Aircraft. Gerald, with his family, moved back to Missouri.

Gerald married Bonnie Jean May on June 6, 1959. Gerald worked at various jobs, including Jacob’s Furs, before going to work for Ed Mercer at Dugan’s Conoco. Gerald, together with Bill Stull, became the proprietors of Dugan’s Conoco and operated it for many years. After Bill began working for M.F.A. Oil, Gerald continued to operate the business until “retiring” for the first time. Retirement didn’t last long, and Gerald went to work for Glendenning Motors servicing cars. Gerald had a faithful customer base that he continued to serve. Gerald would eventually retire from Glendenning’s.

Gerald served his community, and he served the Lord. He held various positions as an active and faithful member of the Mount Ayr Free Methodist Church. Gerald joined the Mount Ayr Fire Department in November of 1972 and was actively involved in the operation through July of 1990. Gerald loved to follow the Raider Football team. He was a motorcycle hobbyist and enjoyed riding.

Gerald passed away December 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bonnie, on November 30, 2020; his parents; and his brother Floyd.

Survivors include his two sons Eric Summa of Mitchellville, IA and Ellis (Donna) Summa of Indianola, IA; granddaughter Jenna Rae Summa of Chicago, Illinois; brothers Vern (Evelyn) Summa of Maryville, MO and Clyde (Judy) Summa of Council Bluffs, IA; sister-in-law Barbara Summa of Lawson, MO; brother-in-law John (Carol) May of Mount Ayr; sister-in-law Retha Dillenburg of Mount Ayr; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Memorials are to the Mount Ayr Free Methodist Church and Mount Ayr Fire Department.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald Summa, please visit our floral store.

Funeral Service


Open Visitation
December 29, 2020

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Private Services
December 30, 2020

2:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

December 30, 2020

Rose Hill Cemetery
Hwy 2
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

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