August 13, 1953 - September 13, 2021
Deb Gatewood, 68, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Monday, September 13, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center. Per Deb’s wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Iowa in the hopes of furthering medical and scientific education. Celebration of Life will be held from 12 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 1852 Memorial Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, assisted the family. Deb was born August 13, 1953, in Cedar Rapids the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Jenkins) Gatewood. She was one of fifteen children. Deb had a big heart. She welcomed anyone into her home; her door was always open. She loved flowers and feeding the neighborhood birds and squirrels that visited her porch. Deb’s favorite pastime was playing Bingo. She will be missed by her many friends and family members. Deb is survived by her children, Cassie Gatewood of Marion, Douglas (Stephanie) Gatewood, Dakota Gatewood (Kellie Hoffman), and Misty (Paul) Stadtmiller, all of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Mitchell Beebe, Emma Gatewood, Carter, Sydnee, Eian Gatewood, Kiera Klees, Dawson Zobac, Brooklynn and Dylan Gatewood, Chase, Chance, and Cadence Millard; great-grandchild, Mia Alice Beebe; her significant other of 27 years, Russ Swart of Cedar Rapids; as well as her siblings: Jim Gatewood, Doug Gatewood, Kathy Dickerson, Brenda Smith, Donnie Gatewood, Robin McDaniel, Cindy Schmalzl, Tiny McDaniel, Trudy Teslik, Angie Ahlers, David McDaniel, and Laurie Hanson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dorothy McDaniel and brothers, Bobby Gatewood, Gary Gatewood, and Greg McDaniel. Memorials and cards in Deb’s name may be directed to the family care of Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, 520 Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404.
Deb Gatewood, 68, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Monday, September 13, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center. Per Deb’s wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Iowa in the hopes of furthering medical and scientific education. Celebration... View Obituary & Service Information
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