Geraldine "Gerry" Luther
April 27, 1933 - October 27, 2012

Gerry Luther, 79, of Oelwein died on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home where there will be a Rosary Service at 3 PM and a Vigil Service at 6:30 PM.  Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein.  She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.

Geraldine “Gerry” Luther was born on April 27, 1933 in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Alice (Hunter) Lilly. She grew up in the Oelwein area and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1951. On August 25, 1952 Gerry was united in marriage to Donald R. Luther at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, Iowa. Gerry raised her family and than later in life worked seventeen years for Oelwein Care Center as head house keeper. She loved to bake and cook, making special dishes for special people, her home was open for all and everyone called her mom. Gerry was very dedicated to her family and especially to her husband, Donald. She was a great lady and will dearly be missed by all.

Gerry is survived by her two sons, Donald “Duke” Luther II (Cindy) of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and David Luther (Kelly) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four grandchildren, Angella, Libbi, Jessi and Justin; five great grandchildren, Shawnnessy, Ayre Anna, Tres, Jossalin and Isabella; a sister-in-law, Jo Lilly; and a special God son, Steve Loban and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald (2002); a daughter, Debra Ann “Debbie” (2010); a son, Richard “Rich” (1977); and two brothers, Earl Lilly (2012) and Jim Lilly (2009).  

 

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Philip Barth on November 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM said:

I am sad to here about Gerry passing! I have many fond memories of Gerry. Some of my earliest memories where of Gerry and what a great lady she was. She was always kind and loving towards my brother and i. She was my babysitter as a young boy! She will truly always in my memories. We have lost a very special person. My thoughts and prayers goes out to her family and close friends. I will never forget you Gerry and thank you for raising me up to be the man i am today.

Love You Always..... Philip C. Barth
Joann Lenz on November 1, 2012 at 5:43 PM said:

Angie, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother passing , she was a beautifull lady and I know she will be missed. I hope you doing okay and hope t see you sometime .Keep in touch.
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on October 30, 2012 at 2:44 PM said:

Dave and Duke and Families, We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.Such a Great Lady.
A. Thompson on October 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM said:

I’ve never met your family but I know that coping with the loss of a loved one is likely the hardest thing anyone ever has to do. Thankfully the Bible makes this reassuring promise: “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34:18) I hope that this verse brings you a measure of comfort in your time of need.
Pookie & Louie on October 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM said:

Duke,Davey Angie and Families..... I am so very sorry for your loss. Our world lost a one of a kind woman. She will always be remembered by me as someone who just gave and gave and gave. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I wish I could be there to give you all a great big hug. My heartfelt Sympathy and much love always.
Wendy Moore Frentress on October 29, 2012 at 11:19 AM said:

Duke, Dave and Angie ... I am so sorry to hear Gerry passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I feel in my heart that she is happy giving your dad, Richie and Debbie lots of hugs and kisses. I am sure she will continue to watch over you and your families. Wendy

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