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James “Gregg” Aistrope

Visitation:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Services:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:30 AM, Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

James Gregg Aistrope, 81 of Glenwood, Iowa passed away Nov. 15, 2019 at Glen Haven Village. He was born November 30, 1937 in Red Oak, Iowa to Clifford Donner and Ruth Larue (Ware) Aistrope. Gregg was lifelong resident of Glenwood graduating with the “Class of 57”. He followed his father’s footsteps by managing the family business, Aistrope Insurance. When you entered his business, you were usually greeted by his beloved bulldog Maggie.

Gregg was a member of the First Congregational U.C.C. He was very proud to be a retired member of the Glenwood Fire and Rescue where he served for over 25 years and as Captain of the rescue squad. He was the first certified E.M.T and was instrumental in starting the E.M.T. program for the department. He was also a Mason, Shriner, Rotarian and a veteran in the Army National Guard from 1959-1964. He decorated for holidays around the cul-de-sac where he lived and always planted knock out roses around the sign of his business as well as beautifying the entrance of the Glenwood Lake Park where he served on the board. He enjoyed golfing with others and riding his bicycle. Gregg and his twin brother Gordon had a lot of fun playing shenanigans when others confused them for each other. He was devoted to his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding Gregg in passing were his parents, brother Clifford Donner Aistrope, Jr.; sister Jane Rider and husband Al.

Survivors include his children, Kip (Lori) Aistrope; Aaron (Lori) Aistrope and Annette (Allen) Gill all of Glenwood, Iowa; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; twin brother, Gordon Aistrope of Ottumwa, Iowa; brother, Fritz Aistrope of Seattle, Washington; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives, friends and girlfriend Judy Kelly.

Memorials may be directed to Glenwood Fire and Rescue or the Glenwood Golf Course.

Interment, Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Iowa.

7 Condolences

  • Charlene Coffey Posted November 17, 2019 5:45 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Gregg’s passing. He was a good friend not only now, but throughout high school. I’ll miss him.

  • Daniel Nutting Posted November 18, 2019 7:57 am

    We lived next door to Gregg and family up on Hazel street when I was young. I remember him as being a real fun person. My condolences to the family.

  • Janet Leaders Posted November 19, 2019 11:34 am

    I remember Gregg from school. He graduated with my sister Marcia Hargrave Hummel in 1957. Nice guy. Our sympathy to his family. Janet(Hargrave)and LaVern Leaders

  • Lois Aistrope Posted November 19, 2019 6:30 pm

    So sorry to hear that Gregg has passed.. We were long time neighborhood friends and classmates until the 5th grade. Quite a few people could not tell them apart but I could.. He was a fun loving and caring person. Lots of great memories from our earlier years.Now he is at peace and free of pain. .

  • Molly Berger Posted November 20, 2019 4:48 pm

    My condolences to the family. He was very special to me and Annie. He loved to go sneak out of the office to “get coffee” and would take Annie to get ice cream.

  • Eldon Prax Posted November 20, 2019 5:35 pm

    Prayers of Comfort

  • Dan Sandy Benscoter Posted November 26, 2019 9:30 am

    Our Hearts and Prayers are with Gregg’s entire Family. God Bless You All.

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