Veronica K Geerts

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Veronica Kathryn Geerts, age 71, of New Hampton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday August 4, 2019 at Mercy-One North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM at Conway-Markham Funeral Home, New Hampton on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, with a 3:30 PM Rosary. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Thursday. Veronica (Roni) was born September 15, 1947, the daughter of Thomas and Alberta (Regenold) Short in Oelwein, IA. She married Theodore J Geerts Sr. on April 25, 1964 at Immaculate Conception in Fairbank, Iowa. They moved to New Hampton and she had a variety of cooking jobs at local restaurants including A&W, Rodger’s Famous Foods, L-Kove, and Klunders Kafe. She later worked at Sara Lee and Sparboe Foods retiring in 2015. Roni enjoyed cooking/baking, fishing, camping, gardening, motorcycling, and attending Blue Grass festivals. She had a fond appreciation for ordering items from the QVC Network. She was an avid bear collector. Roni was known for calling a spade a spade and had some good one liners even up to her last words in the hospital. Roni is survived by her husband, Ted of New Hampton, Iowa; her children Scott (Leah) Geerts of Concord, NC, Ted Jr. (Donna) Geerts of Ionia, IA, Teresa (Steve Lundtvedt) Milbrandt of Decorah, IA and Shawn (Heather) Geerts of Rochester, MN; Grandchildren Christine Milbrandt, Katelyn Willitts, Jacob Willitts, Allie Geerts, Jackson Geerts, Carver Snell, Brendan Snell, Carter Geerts, and Lexen Geerts; 6 great-grandchildren; and her sisters Patricia and Marry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberta and Thomas Short, her sister Linda Richter, her 3 brothers Donald, Michael, and Thomas Jr.; her mother and father-in-law Louis and Katherine Geerts; her step-father Laverne Reiter; half-brother Bob Erhardt.

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  1. I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. I loved having your mother at exercise class. Thinking of everyone at this difficult time. Ted & Donna I’m glad we got to visit this week in Mason city. Bill and I are praying for all of you.

  2. You are all in my thoughts as you remember this amazing lady! I will miss seeing her sweet smile around. Hold the memories of Roni close during this difficult time, and in the days to come.

  3. I am so sorry. She will be so missed. I loved visiting with her whenever our paths crossed. She was such a special lady. She will always be with you in memories and your heart.

  4. I have a vivid memory of Roni and Ted’s wedding reception. She always had a smile and I will miss her. May all her memories console her family in the days ahead. All our prayers. Jeanne and David Roder

  5. I will always remember Ronnie at the fish fry this yr… Thinking of your family!!!
    Tim & Terry Phillips

  6. Our sympathy to the Roni’s family. We remember the many motorcycle rides that we enjoyed together.

  7. Roni always had a smile and a word or two for everyone! Ted and family, cherish her and hold close memories of her. She is always there, watching over you all. You have our deepest sympathies.

  8. Roni was a very sweet friend. Always smiling followed by a friendly conversation. My sympathy to you Ted she loved you very much and to your entire family. May she rest in peace.

  9. Ted I am so sorry for your loss. Hadn’t seen Roni or you for a long time since living out of state. Nancy (Douglas) Bathkes sister. Tim Bathke. Anyway I could never forget you guys and especially Ronis smile I’m understanding it was very quick and a shock. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. And also Ronis sister. Thinking of you Norma Douglas-Shea. But you will have the best of memories. I remember her as being quite the fun cut up.

  10. Ted our prayers go out to you and your family at the loss of Veronica. Our prayers go out to you all. Marge and Dave Mayo

  11. Ted,
    I’m so sorry for your loss of your wife. You are in my prayer and thought. If you need something. Please let us know

  12. This was such a shock to us, we really enjoyed seeing you both on Sunday. All our love and prayers!

    Darold and Arlene Blaess

  13. Ted and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Ronnie,s sudden death,I have great memories of Ronnie working for me at Klunders Kafe,she was a special person. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Tom and Marian Gebel

  14. Ted and family: the memories of Roni leave a symbol of a great lady! She was always willing
    to visit and help as she could. My sympathy to all of you. Sharon

  15. Ted and family we are so sad to hear of your loss. I remember working with her at Sara Lee. Our prayers go out to you and your family
    Donnie and Delores Knutson

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