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Barbara Geerdes

Friday, December 7, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Geerdes, 60, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service.

Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.

Mrs. Geerdes passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Barbara Kay Geerdes, the daughter of Harold and Audrey Meyers Edwards was born Jan. 26, 1952, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Her early years were spent in Fort Dodge, Ayrshire, and Spencer, where she graduated from Spencer High School in 1970 with honors. She married Dale Geerdes on Aug. 23, 1975, at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.

Barbara received her B.A. degree from Iowa State University, again graduating with honors. She went to work for IBM in New Orleans, LA, and was a valued employee for over 30 years. She was employed as a computer programmer, specializing in installations for businesses, corporations, and government agencies. She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Atonement and enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.

Barbara worked for IBM until her retirement in 2003. Barbara and Dale moved back to Spencer after Hurricane Katrina.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Dale, of Spencer, and his family; a half-sister, Joyce Edwards, of New York, N.Y.; a half-brother, Sheridan, of California; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.