Daniel P. Geerts

daniel geerts
Daniel “Dan” Geerts, age 93, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. Military rites will be provided by Alta Vista VFW Post #4069. Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista, IA. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 3:30 PM Rosary and 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Daniel “Dan” Peter was born on June 18, 1927, the son of Theodore and Margaret (Brehm) Geerts on a farm near Elma, IA. Dan attended country school near Alta Vista through eighth grade. After completing his education, Dan began farming with his father until he entered the US Army in 1952. He proudly served his country during the Korean War until he returned home, receiving his honorable discharge in 1954. Later that same year, on November 16, Dan was united in marriage to Coletta Schwickerath. The couple made their home on the family farm until their retirement in 1994. Dan enjoyed fishing, gathering and cracking Hickory nuts, playing cards, visiting with family and friends, taking communion to homebound parishioners and volunteering his time with Hospice. Dan was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Alta Vista VFW Post #4069. Those left to honor Dan’s memory are his wife of 66 years, Coletta; his children, Jeanne (David) Roder of New Hampton, Ali M. (Fiancé Dan Mackey) Anderson of Clear Lake, IA, Leon (Elizabeth) Geerts, Norbert Geerts, both of Alta Vista, Karen (Dan) Schneider of Rochester, MN, Janet Miller of Cresco, Janice (Don) Burgart and Kevin (Tracy) Geerts, both of New Hampton; his sister, Monica Marvin of Alta Vista; sisters-in-law, Imogene Attig of Twin Lakes, MN and Jane Schwickerath of Waseca, MN; brother-in-law, Joe (RoseAnn) Schwickerath of New Hampton, 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Mason Geerts; great grandson, Samson Zubrod; sisters, Mabel and Ruth and brothers, Paul, Louis, Andrew and Elmer.

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  1. Coletta, Jeanne, Alice, Leon, Norbert, Karen, Janet, Janice and Kevin – I am so sorry to read of Daniel’s passing. So many good memories of being neighbors on the farm! Daniel always had a smile on his face and a teasing quip to share; I’d smile when I saw him, because I knew he’d have something funny to say. He was a wonderful person and a great neighbor. On behalf of the Andy and Sally Grober family, please accept my sympathy. My thoughts are with all of you and your families.

  2. Dear Coletta and family: So sorry to read that Dan has passed, you and your family have my sympathy. Dan was a great one to joke about things and to tell his stories of the war time! He enjoyed visiting with his coffee group here at the Chickasaw Event Center. My sympathy to you.

  3. My Deepest Sympathy to Colletta and family. Know you are in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time of loss. RIP Daniel!

  4. Our sympathy to the Geerts family as you all share your loved memories of your dad – grandpa. Thinking of you all, Dennis & Diane

  5. So sorry for your loss. Dan was always at church. We lost a good soul. Heaven gained an angel.

  6. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  7. With deepest sympathy. Nancy Grober, Leon and Clare Grober, Lynn and Scott Felder, Ann Grober, John and Lisa Grober, Sue and Mike Jensen.

  8. Dear Jeanne, Alice, Leon, Norbert, Karen, Janet, Janice, and Kevin: Love you all and praying for you. Sorry can’t come, but Rich and I are still in isolation since his kidney transplant. Danny was one of my favorite uncle’s; he always talked to us and kidded around with us. Rich adopted him as his own uncle years ago too. They loved to talk and would talk for hours! “He was a nice guy,” Rich says. I have been praying for your dad, Danny and your mom for many years. I have the assurance now that he is with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ in joy unspeakable now and forever. I was in Heaven with Jesus when I died during my heart attacks. There is no pain, no problems and you are in the Lord’s presence in peace and joy beyond description, with His love emanating into you. He wouldn’t want to be back here now. He will be waiting for you there. The Way to Heaven is through what Jesus did on the Cross. All those who ask Him, “Come into my heart and take over my life,” and live for Jesus according to His Word will be with Jesus and your dad forever! Love you all. Theresa Kapler and family

  9. Jeanne & families. We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Hugs. Cindy & Caroline Ohm

  10. Leon, Jeanne, Norb, Janet, Kevin and the entire Geerts family, you have my deepest sympathy. Prayers!

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Dan’s family. You have great memories to share. Dan was a great example to all for his love of his faith and family.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from the Winnebago County Attorney’s Office and the Clerk of Court.

  13. So sorry for your loss! Your family is in our prayers. From Karen and Dan’s Church Small Group in Rochester, MN

  14. Sorry to ear you lost you loved one. Our prayers go out to the family. Dave’s and Marge Mayo Dysart Iowa

  15. Sorry to hear about Daniel.many memories at our prayer meetings.will have him in my prayers.

  16. Our prayers and sympathy to Coletta and families. We are thinking of you. Leon and Nancy Wegner

  17. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Scott and Leah Geerts

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