GEERDES, George A. 1883-1965
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Date: 4/21/2015 at 20:53:43
Former Treasurer Dies At Hospital
George A. Geerdes, 81, Wellsburg, former Grundy county treasurer, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital of a heart condition.
The deceased served one term as a member of the county board of supervisors in 1919-20, and as county treasurer in 1923-24.
Funeral services for Mr. Geerdes will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Second Christian Reformed church of Wellsburg, with burial in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery. Rev. Bernard Visscher will be in charge.
A prayer service will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home.
The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Friday where it may be viewed until time of the service.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Hilda, Mrs. Glen Schmidt, of Marshalltown; a sister, Mrs. Minert Haack of Webster City; and two grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 March 1965, pg 1
George A. Geerdes Funeral Service Held Here Friday
Funeral services for George A. Geerdes were held Friday afternoon, March 5th, at 1:15 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral home and later at the Second Christian Ref. church, Rev. Bernard Visscher was in charge of services. Leland Luwe was soloist. Mrs. Ray Toomsen was organist. Mrs. Henry Kannegieter and Mrs. Ben Eiten were flower attendants. Pall bearers were Clarence Geerdes, George H. Geerdes, Meyel Haack, Woodrow Lindaman, Oran D. Meyer and Ernest Haack.
George A. Geerdes passed away at the Grundy Co. Memorial hospital on Tuesday evening of last week around 9:30 p.m. due to a heart condition. He had been taken to the hospital on Monday.
Mr. Geerdes was born October 17, 1883, on a farm in Shiloh township. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Argen Geerdes. He received his education in the rural school, and was graduated from the Grundy Center high school. He later attended Ellsworth College at Iowa Falls. He reached the age of 81 years, four months, and 15 days.
In 1908, he was married to Miss Minnie Meyer in Wellsburg. They made their home on a farm west of Wellsburg. In 1916 they moved to Wellsburg. From 1923 to 1926 they lived in Grundy Center. From 1926 to 1930 they lived in Waterloo, after which they moved back to Wellsburg where they have since resided. He was Grundy Co. treasurer for several years and also was a member of the Grundy Co. Board of Supervisors.
They were privileged to have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1958 with their family and friends.
Those who preceded him in death were his parents, and two brothers, Claus and Henry A. Geerdes.
Those who mourn his passing are his wife, Minnie, one daughter, Hilda, Mrs. Glen L. Schmidt of Marshalltown; one sister, Gertrude, Mrs. Minert Haack of Webster City; two grandsons, Lt. Lawrence G. Schmidt of Ft. Carson, Colorado, Glen C. Schmidt of Marshalltown; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Interment was made in the First Christian Reformed church cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 March 1965, pg 9
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