116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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PATRICIA "ANN" GERDTS
Patricia "Ann" Gerdts, 81, of Marion, passed away on June 8, 2021.
The visitation and memorial will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids, Saturday, June 26. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. and memorial at 11 a.m.
Ann was born in Bournemouth, England, Aug. 21, 1939. She married Dale Gerdts Oct. 22, 1962, in Lyttleton NZ, and became a U.S. citizen in 1969. Ann joined Christ Episcopal Church in 1974 serving on several commissions, alter guilds and vestry. Ann worked for the Grant Wood Chapter American Red Cross from 1991 to 1999. She retired as the assistant director of emergency services. Ann was a longtime Red Cross volunteer specializing in Armed Forces, emergency services, international/local and disaster services also acting as the National Red Cross instructor. Ann was a co-founder and active member of the Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society
(HAGGIS). Ann was also the president of the Iowa Scottish Heritage Society and a seamstress for "The Follies" for many years. She has had many hobbies and interests throughout her life, but cherishes her family and friends the most.
She is survived by husband, Dale Gerdts; son, Darren Gerdts; sister, Carole Moore, (Christchurch, NZ); and grandson, Thomas Gerdts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joan and Allan Mascheck; and son, Jamie Gerdts.
Ann gave everything to everyone, she has inspired so many people in her life and will remember all you have done. You have always been "The Queen." I love and will miss you mom.
Memorials can be made to Christ Episcopal Church. The family requests no flowers.