In Memory of Geraldine Rose Dankert



Geraldine Rose Dankert
Geraldine Rose Dankert
Born: May 6, 1936
Died: July 12, 2021
Age: 85
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Geraldine Rose Dankert
May 6, 1936 - July 12, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Geraldine Rose Dankert, age 85, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at Odebolt Specialty Care of Odebolt, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2021, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Reverend Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.   The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


Geraldine Rose Dankert, the daughter of Gerald and Rosina (Wittmaack) Christie, was born on May 6, 1936, in Ida Grove, Iowa. She grew up in Ida Grove and graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1954.

On October 17, 1987, Geraldine was united in marriage to the love of her life, Wayne N. Dankert, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The couple made their home in Ida Grove where Geraldine owned and operated Ida County Abstract from 1972-2002, she then sold it to her nephew Kevin.

A devoted Christian, Geraldine was a faithful member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove. Geraldine was an accomplished organist lending her talents playing for weddings, funerals, and church services. She also led the hand bell choir at church. Geraldine held many offices within the church and also served on the Iowa Jobs Board.

Geraldine had a passion for playing the organ. She also loved going on bank bus trips with her husband Wayne, watching television, reading the Iowa magazine and readers digest, and visiting with family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband, Wayne Dankert; sister-in-law, Julie Christie;  nephews: Kevin (Peggy) Christie, Kirk Christie, and Keith (Amy) Christie; great nephews: Bradley (Melodie) Christie, Nathan Christie, and Alex Christie; great niece, Courtney Christie; great-great niece, Ellie Orcutt; great-great nephew, Cole Christie; extended family and a host of dear friends.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Rosina Christie; and brother, Bruce Christie.

SERVICES

10:30, a.m., Friday
July 16, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Richard A. Salcido

CASKET BEARERS

Ed Nelson
Joshua Van Houten
Jack Rupp
Roger Walter
Tony Bennett

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

"Abide With Me"
"O God, Our Help In Ages Past"
"Beautiful Savior"

Sue Salcido, Organist

INTERMENT

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:53 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Geraldine's passing. I know my mom, Lavonne Meisner, and Geraldine were good friends. I always enjoyed listening to her tickle the ivory on the organ and piano. She will be missed. Blessings and sympathy to her family. ”
- Sandy Ernst Nissen
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 4:52 PM
“Sincere sympathy to the family. Geraldine was always friendly and took an interest in other people. Beautiful organist!”
- Angela Goodman
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 4:52 PM
“Wayne, I'm so sorry to hear about Geraldine, My sympathy and prayers go out to you.”
- Marian Ginger
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 2:18 PM
“Heaven's choir has added it's most devoted member with the passing of Geraldine. Wayne and family, your are in my thoughts and prayers/.”
- Pat D Mildenstein-Rector
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“So sorry to hear about Geraldine. She played the organ when for moms funereal. She was a sweet lady as i rember her. Thought and prayers ”
- Betty (Mildenstein) Dahl
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 8:57 AM
“Sorry to hear about Geraldine. She will be missed. I won't be able to make it. Prayers 🙏”
- Sue Schultz
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 8:57 AM
“My sincere condolences on the loss of Geraldine. I remember her from my younger years. I am Melvin's oldest. Again sorry for your loss and God bless.”
- Dale Dankert
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM
“So sorry for your lossshe will be missed”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhiill
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:36 PM
“So sorry to hear of Geraldine's passing. She played the organ at our wedding and was the organist of our Lutheran Church in Ida Grove for many years.”
- Nadine West Kelly
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