Nelda M. Geerdes, 90

Nelda Mae Geerdes, 90, of Wellsburg, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames while under the care of Iowa Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 611 Sherman Ave., Ackley, IA, 50601. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 12th from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg. Burial will take place at the Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the family. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our website at

She is survived by her husband of more than 65 years, Clarence of Wellsburg; son David (Kelly) Geerdes of Union; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Wayne (Blanche) Beasley, of Marshalltown.