Geraldine Edwards, McGregor, Iowa, June 18, 2018

Geraldine (Gerri) Edwards, 97 of McGregor IA died surrounded by loved ones on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa where she had resided for the past 6 ½ years.

She was born on May 22, 1921 in McGregor, Iowa, the daughter of Henry SR and Elizabeth Kleinow. She attended and graduated from McGregor High School. She married Marlyn Edwards on September 8, 1939 in McGregor, Iowa.  They had one daughter, Juanita.

After Marlyn was paralyzed from an injury received while serving in the Army in WWII, Gerri’s job was taking loving care of Marlyn. After Marlyn passed away on October 7, 1962, Gerri began working at the McGregor State Bank. Gerri was also the treasurer for the McGregor Rescue squad for many years. Gerri was also a very active member of the McGregor Methodist Church.

Gerri enjoyed traveling, playing Bridge, family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren who she loved very much.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Gary Ames of Calmar, Iowa; her grandchildren, Traci (Don) Hauge of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Tim Hauge of New Richland, Minnesota, Kylie Hauge of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Greg Ames of Calmar, Iowa and Kevin (Trina) Ames of Calmar, Iowa; her brother, Raymon (Ruth) Kleinow of Monticello, Iowa; sister-in-law, Betty Kleinow of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry SR and Elizabeth Kleinow; husband, Marlyn; her daughter, Juanita; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline (Clifford) Westphal, Harriet (George) Calkins, Mary (Dick) Nesvik; brother, Henry Kleinow JR and sister-in-law, Pat Kleinow.

Gerri truly loved her home town of McGregor and missed not being home.

We want to extend our heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at the Lutheran Retirement Home for taking such great care of Gerri during her 6 ½ year stay. Thank you for all your help and your kind words and comfort to us during this difficult time.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, Iowa. There will be a visitation from 9:00 – 10:30 am before services at the funeral home on Saturday. Rev. Deb Parkison will be the Officiant.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.




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