Obituaries » Geraldine Teresa Gerrie Kaalberg
05/29/1929 - 07/31/2018
Geraldine “Gerrie” Teresa Kaalberg, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.
Funeral mass will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 3, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty with a luncheon to be held immediately following. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 P.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7 P.M. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Nichols. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Iowa City Hospice.
Geraldine was born May 29, 1929 in Malmo, Nebraska the daughter of Bernard and Nettie (Ruess) Wolters. She was a graduate of West Liberty High School in 1946. In her early years she had worked as a telephone operator in Iowa City and the West Liberty Bank, after the children were grown she worked at J.C. Penney’s, as a school cook, West Liberty Library and for many years as a correspondent for the Muscatine Journal.
On March 20, 1952 she was united in married to Robert Kaalberg at St. Joseph Church in West Liberty.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Altar and Rosary. West Liberty Women’s Club, served as a cub scout den mother and 4H leader. American Legion Auxiliary, Dog club and Golden Girls. Enjoyed puzzles; crossword, cryptogram and suduko. Knitting, embroidery, singing and music. Most of all she enjoyed her family.
Survivors include 3 daughters: Cathy Cox of West Liberty, Linda (Dave) White of Columbus Jct. and Paula (Pat) Cooney of Muscatine. Sons: David Kaalberg of Nichols and Phil (Deb) Kaalberg of Muscatine. 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister Margaret Wenger of Muscatine. Preceded in death by parents, husband Robert, daughter Annette “Onie” Carter, 2 brothers Richard and George and son in law Dennis Cox.
Gerrie’s family would like to extend a special thank the Simpson Memorial Home and Iowa City Hospice for their wonderful care they provided the years.