Thomas "Tom" E. Geerts
January 6, 1949 ~ October 6, 2015
Thomas Geerts, age 66 of North Washington, IA passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, IA. Thomas Edward Geerts was born on January 6, 1949 to Louis and Katherine (Smith) Geerts in New Hampton, IA. He attended New Hampton High School. After his education, Tom entered into the United States Army, serving his country during Vietnam. He returned home in 1970. In 1972, Tom was united in marriage to Patricia Heiselman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. To this union three sons were born, Paul, Todd and Andy. The couple later divorced. In 1988, Tom was united in marriage to Helen Heying at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton; joining their two families together and adding Christopher Heying and Trevor Ronnei. The couple purchased the Moonshine Tap of North Washington and have been operating it since 1998. In Tom’s spare time he enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting and most of all spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Left to honor his memory is his wife, Helen Geerts of North Washington; his sons, Paul Geerts, Todd (Carrie) Geerts and Andy (Jess) Geerts, Christopher (Deb) Heying all of New Hampton and Trevor (Raychel) Ronnei of Charles City, IA; his grandchildren, Jessica, Zach, Paige, Reid, Chloe, Jarett, Jacob, Claire, Evan, Charisma, Charlie and Tate; his great-grandchildren, Chloe and Ivory; his brothers, Ted (Veronica) Geerts, Michael (Kate) Geerts, John (Rita) Geerts and Steve Geerts all of New Hampton; his one sister, Margaret Harn of Waterloo, IA; as well as numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bernard; his grandson, Tyler and sister-in-law, Nita Geerts.