Nancy Gerdemann, 77, of Robins, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Pastor Ron Voss. Visitation: one hour before the service at the funeral home. Private family graveside service will be conducted at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Lyle, of Robins; daughter, Tamara Gerdemann of Robins; sister, Marilyn (Duane) Smith of California; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, James and David; sisters, Janet and Patricia; and nephew, Kevin.
Nancy was born May 11, 1939, in Des Moines, the daughter of Faye and Julia (Johnson) Stevens. She graduated from McKinley High School and attended Coe College. Nancy married Lyle on Sept. 19, 1959, in Cedar Rapids. She served on the Women's Board of Kingston Hill for several years, was actively involved in United Cerebral Palsy, marched on Capitol Hill for wheelchair accessibility, and also was a state officer of Future Homemakers of America. Nancy taught Sunday school, Bible school and Confirmation classes and served and volunteered on the church council for many years. She also did volunteer work for the Cedar Rapids Community School District.
After retirement, she delivered food for Meals on Wheels.
Nancy enjoyed entertaining guests, attending the symphony and theater and loved to play cards, especially pinochle. Nancy loved going to the movies with Lyle, but mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.
A special thanks to UnityPoint Hospice and Linda from Synergy for the wonderful care they gave to Nancy in her final weeks.
Memorials may be directed to Horizons/Meals on Wheels, St. Vincent De Paul or Servants of Christ Lutheran Church.
Please share a memory of Nancy at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Posted on Friday, 5 August 2016