Edward “Joe” Gregor

MARSHALLTOWN – Services for Edward “Joe” Gregor, 76, of Marshalltown will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. To honor his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone with classic cars would drive them to the services, if possible. Burial will be at a later date in Galva Township Cemetery East, Galva.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown is in charge of arrangements.

Joe died peacefully July 16, 2021, at Iowa River Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.

Edward Joseph Gregor was born Aug. 20, 1944, in St. Peter, Minn., son of Edward and Hedwig (Rusch) Gregor. He graduated from Galva High School.

He continued his education at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake and graduated in 1968. He taught elementary school in Ida Grove from 1968 until 1972.

Joe married the love of his life, Shirley Coalter, Dec. 10, 1963, in Storm Lake. They moved to Marshalltown in 1972.

Joe was manager at Toy Fair store from 1972–1981, and worked at Greyhound Foods from 1981-1991 and DIEMCO from 1981-2012.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and National (and state) Street Rod Associations.

Joe’s love and passion were cars. He owned many older, classic cars and attended many car shows with them. So many people will remember him as an automotive diagnostic wizard. If anyone could diagnose a problem with a car, it was Joe. So many people would contact him to reference his knowledge to find out what was wrong with their car.

However, even more than cars, Joe loved and cherished spending time with his grandkids, going to their sporting events, being a part of their lives and watching them grow up.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Shirley; his children: Kurt (Shelley) Gregor and Kim (Mike Cassler) Miller; and his five grandchildren: Zack (Allison) Miller, Carson (Natasha Widdowson) Miller, Noah Gregor, Kaden Gregor and Addison Gregor.

Entering in eternal life, Joe is reunited with his parents; his in-laws, James and Persis Coalter; and his faithful companion, Mandy.

Memorial contributions may be directed in Joe’s name to Our Savior Lutheran Church or Iowa River Hospice. For further information or to send his family a condolence, visit mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234.