In Memory of Michelle M. Geerdes

Michelle M. Geerdes
Michelle M. Geerdes
Born: May 22, 1967
Died: November 18, 2022
Age: 55
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Michelle M. Geerdes
May 22, 1967 - November 18, 2022
From: Ida Grove, IA
Michelle M. Geerdes, age 55, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022, at her residence of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Per Michelle’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Michelle Machet Geerdes, the daughter of Richard and Dianna (Lilly) Geerdes, was born on May 22, 1967, in Lake City, Iowa. She grew up in Lake City and attended Westview High School graduating with the class of 1985. After high school Michelle enlisted into the U.S. Army.

From 1986 to 1988 Michelle proudly served her country. She was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where she worked as a food specialist. Michelle was even able to travel to Egypt for a 30 days stint while in the Army. Upon her honorable discharge, Michelle made her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for 10 years where she was employed as a cook at a nursing home. In 2007 she moved to Ida Grove, Iowa, to be closer to her parents. For the last 15 years she was the assistant manager at the Super 8 in Ida Grove.

Michelle enjoyed making bead jewelry and spending time with her nieces and great-nephews. She was a very good cook. She was always the cook of the family meals but didn’t do the KP. Michelle passed away on November 18, 2022, after a hard-fought battle against cancer. She had beaten it the first time around but the second time it beat her. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory include her mother Dianna Geerdes of Ida Grove, IA; brother Scott (Dee) Geerdes of Milwaukee, WI; sister Teresa (Mike) Gonnerman of Odebolt, IA; sister-in-law Beckey Geerdes of Cleghorn, IA; nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard Geerdes; brother Rick Geerdes; and nephew R.J. Geerdes.


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Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 9:19 AM
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