Gary Dean Saunders, 44 of Ozark, Arkansas, formerly of Bonaparte, Iowa, passed
away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7:20 p.m. at at his home.
Born October 14, 1968 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Jack Saunders and Cheryl
(May) Brookhiser. On February 14, 2002 he married Annette Spearman in Fort Smith,
Survivors include his wife Annette Spearman of Ozark, Arkansas, his mother Cheryl
Brookhiser of Florence, Arizona, two daughters Nikola Tesla Shull of Salem, Iowa and
Brandi Waits of Ozark, Arkansas, one son Stevie Ray Shull-Saunders of Rome, Iowa, six
grandchildren, one brother Eric Saunders of New London, Iowa, one nephew Dylan
Saunders of New London, Iowa, grandfather Louis Fields of Donnellson, Iowa and
several aunts, uncles & cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Jack Saunders.
Gary was a graduate of Harmony High School, he attended Southeastern
Community College. He enjoyed playing the guitar and loved his music,
grandchildren and his dogs.
Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Schmitz-Lynk
Funeral Home in Donnellson. The family will meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
that evening at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Schmitz-
Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa. Burial will be at the Greenglade Cemtery,
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral
home.com. Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Homes is assisting the family with the arrangements.