FAIRMONT - A Celebration of Life Service for Steven S. Geerdes, 49, of Fairmont, Minn., formerly of Trimont, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Trimont, Minn., with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Elm Creek Cemetery in rural Trimont.
Steven was called to his eternal rest on Saturday evening, July 14, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.kramerfuneralhome.com
Steven Scott Geerdes was born Jan. 1, 1963, to Hermie and Joann (Wesselink) Geerdes in Sibley, Iowa. In 1970, they moved to Trimont, Minn. Steve was a 1981 graduate of Trimont High School. He began working right after high school for Farmers Co-op Elevator in Trimont. On June 5, 1982, he was united in marriage to Tami Williamson at the United Methodist Church in Trimont, Minn. To this union a son, Matthew Geerdes, and a daughter, Lacey Geerdes, were born. On Sept. 2, 1995, he was united in marriage to Gena Rezac at United Methodist Church in Trimont. On Jan. 7, 2005, he was united in marriage to Jodie Kampert in Fairmont, Minn. After their marriage, they lived in Fairmont where Steve continued working at FCA Elevator in Trimont until the time of his death. Steve enjoyed being in the outdoors, either fishing or hunting or riding his motorcycle. In his spare time, he could be found gardening around his home, doing home improvements or lending a helping hand to someone in need. He was a former member of the Trimont Fire Department and an EMT for 10 years.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Jodie Geerdes of Fairmont, Minn.; his children, Matthew Geerdes of Fairmont, Lacey Geerdes and special friend, Sam Voth, of Windom, Minn., Brianna Olson, Jazlyn Geerdes, Misty Geerdes and Brayden Geerdes, all of Fairmont; father, Hermie Geerdes and his wife, Carolyn, of Jackson, Minn.; sisters, Kim and Tom Sampson, Patty Geerdes, Karla and Bob Bloomgren, Mary and Ron Shade and Shelli and Josh Paulson, all of Trimont, Peggy and Andre Hayes of Largo, Fla.; brothers, Greg Geerdes and special friend, Kim Mosloski of Welcome, Minn., and Mike and Vicki Geerdes of Fairmont, Minn.; father-in-law, Jim Kampert of rural Sherburn; mother-in-law, Marcia Borowiak and her husband, Eugene, of Fairmont; brother-in-law, Jeff Kampert of Welcome; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Joann Geerdes on Sept. 13, 1987; grandparents; and other relatives.