Mrs. Gerdeman, 90, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Winterset Care Center North in Winterset, Iowa, where she had resided since 2005.
Margaret was born May 14, 1920, to Andrew and Zada Rude in Soldier, Iowa. She graduated from Soldier High School in 1936, and attended Iowa State Teachers College, now UNI, where she received her teaching certificate. She taught at Lake Center School in Clay County, before marrying Earl Gerdeman. They were married from 1942 until 1978. Earl died in 1994.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother Royce; and son Roger.
She is survived by her son Richard, of Custer, S.D.; and daughter Randall (Jerry) Parkin of rural Earlham, Iowa; her sister Mary Jane Bromander of Onawa, Iowa; and numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Brooks Funeral Care, Clive, are handling service arrangements.