Geraldine A. “Geri” Westby, 91, passed away April 6, 2019 at Urbandale Health Care Center. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5-7pm, at Iles Westover Chapel. A Celebration of her life will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00am. Private interment will be at McDivitt Grove Cemetery.
Geri was born On July 15, 1927 in Plainfield, New Jersey, to parents Karl and Mary (Weidemeier) Schmidt. On July 12, 1948 she was united in marriage to Darold W. Westby in New Jersey and they made their home in Des Moines. She worked for over 20 years in the financial industry. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Assoc. (ABWA) and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting and playing cards.
Geri is survived by her son, Thomas (Joyce) Westby; three grandchildren, Julie, Tracey and Jonathan; son-in-law, Steve (Lynne) Boal as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darold; daughter, Patricia “Patty” Boal and two sisters, Ethel (Al) Kroll and Myrtle (George) Blohm.
Memorials may be direct to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.
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