Geraldine “Gerry” Kinrade, 90, of Grand Mound, Iowa, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Park Vista Assisted Living in Camanche.
Geraldine was born May 16, 1930, to Raymond and Dorothy (Petersen) Hass on the family farm in Wheatland, Iowa. She graduated from Welton High School, where she was an avid basketball player. After receiving her teaching certificate from Mt. St. Clare in Clinton, she taught in the one room country school system. Gerry was united in marriage to Donald F. Kinrade on June 11, 1950, at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2000. While raising five children, she worked as secretary for the country schools, as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly, and as secretary for Porth Plumbing and Heating. In 1970 she started her career with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as Postmaster of the Low Moor post office. Gerry was also caretaker of the Grand Mound Community Center for many years.
She was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Mound. Gerry loved to read recipes and newspapers, eat popcorn from Theisen’s, follow her grandchildren’s sporting events, and collect stamps.
Surviving are her children, Marion (Vikki) Kinrade of Clinton, Illinois, Marcia Edens (Mark Olson) of Calamus, Marita (Marty) Kagemann of Delmar, Marlon (Pam) Kinrade of DeWitt, Marcus (Heather) Kinrade of Garner, North Carolina; grandchildren, Jennifer Lange, Andrea Sotelo, and Ryan Kinrade, Ashlee Trafford and Alison Edens, Matt Kagemann, Mitch Kagemann, and Misty Jewell, Sara Young, Scott Kinrade, Sheldon Kinrade, and Seth Kinrade, A.J. Kinrade, and Tyler Kinrade; numerous great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosalyn Mommsen, Myron Hass, and Loren (Myrna) Hass, and sister-in-law, Helen Kinrade; nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Glenn Mommsen and Robert Kinrade, and a sister-in-law, Nancy Hass.
Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2020, at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound. A Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound. Please bring a lawn chair. Burial will follow. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are suggested to the Grand Mound Community Center or Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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