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“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Sincerely, DeWane & Jeanne Mortensen ”
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“Leota just gave this sad news. Uncle Dick and Aunt Erma always felt that Aunt Vera and Geraldine shared a special gift - they were able to make...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lillian Mittal

“Ronda and Geraldine's family - I was saddened to just learn of this. Our hearts go out to you. Since we lived so far from family I didn't know her...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Leota Brucker

“Sorry to hear this sad news. My cousin, Louise Winter, called me this Sat. morning - a little too late to attend the funeral. My sister, Pat...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Nilson

“Sheila, Michelle and family, you have my deepest sympathy. Your mom was one of the finest. I am very sorry that I am going to be out of town....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Wanda Saxton

“So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Velann Andersen ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Velann Andersen

“Dear Ronda, Jody, Sheila and Michele. To lose your mom is to lose a piece of yourself. I have always admired your mom for all that she did on her...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Beth Schaal

“Sheila, Bruce and rest of family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your mom. Your all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Leet

“So sorry to hear this news. She was an amazing lady!! Sending Hugs and Prayers to all of you. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sharla

“Arden, Ronda, Jody, Sheila and Michelle, so sorry to hear about Geraldine. I have many fond memories of time spent with your family while we were...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Ficken Pankake

“thought and prayers to all of you have so many good memories with Jerry in the past years and she was a wonderful friend to my mother thinking about...Read More »
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GERALDINE GRACE SCHAAL, age 74, of Ledyard, Iowa died Monday, October 21, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Community Covenant Church in Huntley, with Rev. Dennis Anders officiating. Burial will be in Highland Home Cemetery, Ledyard, Iowa. Visitation time will be from Friday, October 25, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Geraldine was born July 24, 1939, in Pilot Grove, MN, the daughter of Floyd E. and Vera M. (Farrow) Hagedorn. She attended school in Pilot Grove and Elmore before moving to Blue Earth for her senior year, graduating in 1957. She lived most of her adult life in Blue Earth where she was a homemaker and had worked at Green Giant, United Hospital, St Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Telex and as curator of the Faribault Co. Historical Society Museum. She was blessed with five children and a wonderful life partner for forty years. Geraldine enjoyed crocheting, gardening, bingo, puzzle books, traveling and gambling at casinos. She also enjoyed shopping for clothes (especially shoes and white sweatshirts), playing cards with friends and spending time with her family and grandchildren. GERALDINE is survived by her life partner, Arden Kramersmeier of Ledyard, Iowa, her daughters, Ronda (Keith) Cooper of Winnebago, Jody (Bryan) Roarson of Sloan, Iowa, Sheila (Bruce) Helland of Winnebago, Michele Evans (& special friend Terry Peterson) of Sherburn, her sisters, Janice (Harold) Matteson of Lakefield and Sandy (Rick) Sukalski of Salt Lake City, Utah, three brothers, Darwin (Mary) Hagedorn of Ely, Darrell (Opal) Hagedorn of Fairmont, Wally (Connie) Hagedorn of Northfield, her daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Schaal of Nokesville, VA, sisters-in-law, Betty Hagedorn of Ely and Betty Hagedorn of Blue Earth, eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Monty Schaal, brothers, Ronnie, Merrill, Kenneth, Roger and Don Hagedorn and her sisters Betty Ogilive and Jackie Schwager.