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).