Maurice Gene “Red” Getting, the son of Leslie and Margret (Pippinger) Getting, was born February 4, 1935 at Sanborn, Iowa. He attended Sanborn High School, graduating with the class of 1953. Red was very active in sports, excelling in football. After high school, he continued his football career at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he not only helped guide his team to a conference championship but earned himself a spot on the All-Conference team as well. He graduated from college in 1957 and was drafted by the Pittsburg Steelers.
On June 3, 1956, Red was united in marriage to Suzanne “Suzie” Jobes from Melvin Iowa. To this union, three sons were born: Greg, Kevin and Aaron. After college, he joined his father in the livestock/trucking business.
Red enjoyed golfing, playing cards, fishing, frequenting casinos and wintering in Texas. He was one of the original founding members of the Meadowbrook Country Club located at Hartley, Iowa, and was a long-standing member of the Masons and Shriners. Red was also a 25-plus-year member of the Hartley Volunteer Fire Department. He belonged to the United Methodist Church in Hartley and participated in the church choir for many years.
On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Red passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Margret Getting; his wife, Suzanne; and three brothers: Robert, Jim and Jerry Getting.
Survivors include his three sons: Greg (Debra) of Hartley, Iowa, Kevin (Jane) of Stone Lake, Wisconsin, and Aaron (Phim) of Hartley, Iowa; granddaughters: Emilee (Jason) Freed of Baxter, Minnesota, Nicolette (Chris) Gintz of Rochester, Minnesota, and Natalie Napaporon of Bangkok, Thailand; four great-grandchildren: Macin and Hayden Freed, Samuel and Crosby Gintz; and one sister, Susie (Don) Stanley of Hartley, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.
Memorials may be directed to Hartley United Methodist Church or Meadow Brook Country Club