February 13 1926 January 27 2020
Viola Geerdes February 13, 1926 – January 27, 2020 Share this obituary Send Flowers View/Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Viola Geerdes, 93, of Ackley, passed on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Grand JiVante in Ackley. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. John’s U.C.C. in Ackley with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. before the service on Saturday. The Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley is assisting the family. Viola Lois (Ulfers) Geerdes, daughter of Clarence and Ellen (Miller) Ulfers, was born February 13, 1926, at the home farm east of Ackley in Grundy County. She was baptized at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church on September 12, 1926, and later became a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Ackley on December 19, 1948. Viola attended country school at Grundy County German Township #2. Before her marriage, she worked for various area families taking care of children and doing housework and farm chores. Viola was united in marriage to Edward G. Geerdes on March 10, 1947, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua Iowa. Viola and Edward farmed in Grundy County until retiring in 1988 and moving to Ackley. Viola was a wonderful cook and made her family delicious meals. She always had big vegetable and flower gardens. She enjoyed embroidery and helped out at church wherever she could. Viola is survived by a son Gregory Geerdes, Marcus Iowa; two daughters Elaine (Jerry) Remhof, Urbandale Iowa; and Vivian (John) Terry, West Des Moines Iowa; three granddaughters Gina (Cam) Rassel, Marcus Iowa; Gwen (Jay) Mathahs, Thompson Iowa; and Melissa (Sam) Saluri, Windsor Heights Iowa; eight great-grandchildren Nate, Wyatt, and Conner Rassel; CJ Christiansen; Ashley, Gunner, and Kingston Mathahs; and Aria Saluri; and sister-in-law Freda Harms. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward Geerdes, brother Kenneth Ulfers, daughter-in-law Gloria Geerdes, and great-granddaughter Elena Mathahs. SERVICES Visitation Saturday, February 01, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM St. John’s United Church of Christ 716 3rd Ave. Ackley, Iowa 50601 Get Directions on Google Maps Memorial Service Saturday, February 01, 2020 10:30 AM St. John’s United Church of Christ 716 3rd Ave. Ackley, Iowa 50601 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Viola Geerdes February 13 1926 January 27 2020.
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