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GERDES, Emma 1910-2001


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 5/11/2010 at 02:22:44

Emma Gerdes was born December 3, 1910 the daughter of Walter H. and Tillie (Dieken) Bakker in Lincoln Township, Grundy County, Iowa.

She taught school at Lincoln #3 for some years before her marriage to Theodore H. Gerdes on December 1, 1932 in Lincoln Township, Grundy County, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Emma died Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa at the age of 90 years.

Emma is survived by two sons, Ted H. Gerdes and his wife, Carol, Cedar Falls, Iowa and Norm Gerdes and his wife, Cheryl, Charles City, Iowa; four grandchildren, Christie Potter and her husband, Mark, Lori Schneider and her husband, Tim, Daniel Gerdes and his wife, Karen, Brian Gerdes and his wife, Michele; and eleven great grandchildren, Christopher, Justin, Ted, Alana, Joey, Dane, Emma, Benjamin, Claire, Ryan and Raef.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, and two sisters, Pearl Dudden and Lillian Tapper.
Services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2001 at Lincoln Center Christian Reformed Church with burial in the church cemetery. A memorial fund will be established.

[Source: Iowa Statewide Obituary Collection] http://www.genealogybuff.com/ia/statewide/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/109


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