Geraldine Grace Schaal

LEDYARD, Iowa – Funeral services for Geraldine Grace Schaal, 74, of Ledyard, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Community Covenant Church in Huntley, with Rev. Dennis Anders, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Home Cemetery, Ledyard, Iowa.

Geraldine died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at her home. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

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Geraldine was born July 24, 1939, in Pilot Grove, Minn., the daughter of Floyd E. and Vera M. (Farrow) Hagedorn. She attended school in Pilot Grove and Elmore before moving to Blue Earth for her senior year, graduating in 1957. She lived most of her adult life in Blue Earth, where she was a homemaker and had worked at Green Giant, United Hospital, St Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Telex and as curator of the Faribault Co. Historical Society Museum. She was blessed with five children and a wonderful life partner for 40 years. Geraldine enjoyed crocheting, gardening, bingo, puzzle books, traveling and gambling at casinos. She also enjoyed shopping for clothes (especially shoes and white sweatshirts), playing cards with friends and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Geraldine is survived by her life partner, Arden Kramersmeier of Ledyard, Iowa; her daughters, Ronda (Keith) Cooper of Winnebago, Jody (Bryan) Roarson of Sloan, Iowa, Sheila (Bruce) Helland of Winnebago, and Michele Evans and special friend, Terry Peterson of Sherburn; her sisters, Janice (Harold) Matteson of Lakefield and Sandy (Rick) Sukalski of Salt Lake City, Utah; three brothers, Darwin (Mary) Hagedorn of Ely, Darrell (Opal) Hagedorn of Fairmont, and Wally (Connie) Hagedorn of Northfield; sisters-in-law, Betty Hagedorn of Ely and Betty Hagedorn of Blue Earth; her daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Schaal of Nokesville, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Monty Schaal; brothers, Ronnie, Merrill, Kenneth, Roger and Don Hagedorn; and her sisters, Betty Ogilvie and Jackie Schwager.