Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Gloria J. Geerdes
Gloria J. Geerdes
Gloria J. Geerdes
Born: December 23, 1948
Died: March 18, 2016
Age: 67
Gloria J. Geerdes
December 23, 1948 - March 18, 2016
On March 18, 2016, Gloria Jean Geerdes moved to her new mansion into the room that Jesus, the Carpenter, prepared just for her.

Gloria Jean (Stieneke) Geerdes was born on December 23, 1948 in Cherokee, Iowa, to Dale and Wilma Stieneke. She was the oldest of five children. She grew up in rural Quimby, Iowa, and attended Willow Community Schools, graduating in 1967.

Gloria was blessed with a love for people and had a gift for gab. She put these gifts to use in her first job at Bell Telephone Company in Storm Lake.She lived in a rooming house in Storm Lake where she met the love of her life, Greg. They were united in marriage on August 11, 1968 at the Quimby United Methodist Church. From this union, two lovely daughters were born, Gina and Gwen, who brought the joy of eight precious grandchildren into their lives as well.

In June of 1971, the family moved to Germany, returned to Oskaloosa, then to West Union, IA, before settling in Marcus on July 1, 1979. From that time Greg and Gloria owned a clothing store. Gloria also worked at K-Products, Heartland Care Center, and then Cherokee Regional Medical Center until her retirement in 2015. She touched lives through her passion for Creative Memories, and with her always gracious smile, challenged all to write their story. Throughout her life she shared her love of Jesus. She brought His love to all the children who knew her through Bible Bowl, VBS, the Oakdale nursery room and as a 4-H leader. She studied His word with many women in her Bible Studies.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Elena Jean, a sister, Vicki Stieneke, and her father-in-law, Edward Geerdes.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Greg; her daughters Gina (Cam) Rassel of Marcus and Gwen (Jay) Mathahs of Thompson, IA; grandchildren: Nathan, Wyatt, Connor, C.J., Ashley, Gunner, and Kingston; two brothers, David (Cindy) Stieneke of Aurelia, IA, and William (Nancy) Stieneke of Quimby, IA; one sister, Karen (Kevin) Wulf of Holstein; her mother-in-law, Viola Geerdes of Ackley, IA; sisters-in-law, Elaine (Jerry) Remhof of Urbandale, IA, and Vivian Geerdes (John) of West Des Moines, IA;numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as all who knew and loved her.

Ephesians 2:10...For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Monday, March 21, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Gloria a lot of great memories as a neighbor. She was a great lady. Thoughts and prayers to the family
Lora Mc Murrin
Monday, March 21, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and wife, Gloria was such a kind lady and I have many fond memories of everything she did for us... My deepest sympathy
Janis Blackmore (Dreyer)
Monday, March 21, 2016
My heart is sad to hear of your loss, Greg. Just know your family and friends are here for you.
Kathy M. Fitzgerald
Monday, March 21, 2016
My heart is sad to hear of your loss, Greg. Just know your family and friends are here for you.
Kathy M. Fitzgerald
Monday, March 21, 2016
Thought, prayers, and sympathy to the whole family in your loss. Gloria was such a dear friend, and will be deeply missed.
Tom & Jane McClinton
Monday, March 21, 2016
Greg and family Vicki and I would like express are condolences on your loss Gloria was a wonderfull person.
Charles and Vicki Hill
Monday, March 21, 2016
Sorry for your loss. I remember Gloria from my time at K-Products.
Kris Combes
Sunday, March 20, 2016
So sorry to hear about Gloria's passing. It was a shock to us, we have lost contact with Marcus, to a point. Thinking of you at this time. She was a great lady, and it was a gift to have known her. Karyn and George Engebretson
Karyn Engebretson
Sunday, March 20, 2016
So sorry for your loss, Gloria was a sweet sole.
Rhonda Gates
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Greg, I was stunned and saddened to hear of your dear wife Gloria's passing. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Still miss you bringing in our mail everyday!
Diane Cargin
Sunday, March 20, 2016
So sorry to hear about your wife. She will be missed by many!
Sue Roberts
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Gina, we are so sorry to learn about the passing of your mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!
Janice & Lloyd Mattoon
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Greg - I am so sorry. Whenever I was around Gloria, she was always smiling. I will never forget when you guys started dating, grandma telling me what a nice girl you were seeing, and she was so right.
Audrey K. Harms
Saturday, March 19, 2016
We were so saddened to hear of Gloria's passing. Gt
Greg, Gina, Gwen and families, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Lanny and Jackie Ward
Jackie Ward
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Greg and family: I was sorry to hear about Gloria. She was a loving, caring woman who will be greatly missed. I feel honored to have known Gloria as a PEO sister and as a sister in Christ. My prayers are with you as you journey through this time of painful loss.
Pastor Liz Pfeifle
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Deepest sympathies in the passing of Gloria! I was blessed to work with her for several years in H.R. at K-Products and we had a lot of fun! She will be missed!
Sue Doppenberg
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Greg so sorry to hear of the loss of Gloria. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Randy and Ruth Reusch
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Greg, very sorry for your loss. Look to your friends, family and faith at times like this
Kurt Nicklas
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Will miss Gloria. She was a great lady, loved the Lord and carried this caring into her Creative Memories world. She always had a sympathetic ear, and seemed to know the exact words I needed to hear. Cherish her memory!!!!
Jan Wissink
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Sending love and prayers. Gloria leaves a wonderful legacy in her sweet family. She will never be forgotten.
Jakie and Becky Spencer
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Greg - I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Virginia Stubbe Baker
Friday, March 18, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Andy & Patti Carlson
Friday, March 18, 2016
I am so very sad to hear of Gloria's passing. She was a wonderful cousin and we had such good times growing up. May God be with you all during this very sad time.
Rheta R. Groff
Friday, March 18, 2016
Heaven is gaining another great angel today. Hold on to all the great memories. Great amazing lady!
Jodi Nixon
Friday, March 18, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I'm sure she will be missed greatly but always close to you in your hearts. Please accept my sincerest sympathy to all her family & friends at this time.
Rose Beazley
Friday, March 18, 2016
To all of Gloria's family, our most sincere condolences. She is at peace now and is in God's caring arms.
Janet Beazley Okafor

Memorial services will be Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church at 1207 450th St., Meriden, IA.
A sandwich meal will be served following the service.
Pastor Jonathan Caldwell
Nathan Rassel
Wyatt Rassel
Conner Rassel
C.J. Christiansen
Ashley Mathahs
Gunner Mathahs
Kingston Mathahs
Donna Bird
Pat Galles
Linda Agostine
Pearl Henke
Deb Waller
Alayda Ladenthin
Visitation will be AT THE CHURCH beginning at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20. The family will be present from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.
Burial will be at 5:00 p.m., prior to the service on Monday, at Amherst Cemetery in Marcus.
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