John P. Geerts, 66
John P. Geerts, age 66, of North Washington, IA passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 his family his side.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. PLEASE JOIN THE FAMILY FRIDAY, MAY 15, AT 10:30 AM. VIA FACEBOOK LIVE ON THE CONWAY-MARKHAM FUNERAL HOME FACEBOOK PAGE.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington. To maintain social distancing guidelines, the family invites friends and family to participate in a rolling visitation at Conway-Markham Funeral Home on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from the hours of 3:00-7:00 PM. There will be a private scriptural wake service at 7:00 PM. A private visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
John Patrick was born October 10, 1953, the son of Louis and Katherine (Smith) Geerts. John’s career in the plumbing and HVAC industry began at a young age. While in school, John also maintained the hospital grounds. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1971. After John completed his education, he continued to work for Mercy Hospital until he went to Beatrice Cheese and then to Geerts Plumbing and Heating. On July 24, 1982, John was united in marriage to Rita Kreeger at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home in North Washington and blended their family as one. They welcomed their children, Patrick, Sarah, Chris, Justin, Nathan and Tim. John was active in the New Hampton community teaching hunter’s Education for over 45 years, and an active member of the Jaycees. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. John also enjoyed bowling. John’s pride and joy was his family, he looked forward to attending their sporting events every chance he got. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and will be forever remembered for his warm smile, kind heart and, “needless to say”, his long detailed stories.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Rita Geerts of North Washington; his children, Patrick (Jodi) Geerts of New Hampton, Sarah Bluhm of North Washington, Chris Bluhm of New Hampton, Justin (Jen) Geerts of North Washington, Nathan (Nicolette) Geerts of Georgia, and Tim (Bonita) Geerts of Floyd, IA; his grandchildren, Noah, Blake, Austin, Brittney, Jesse, Sheyanne, Lowen, Dalton, Keaton, Maximus, Aurora, Liorra, Ethan, Athea, and Archer; two great-grandchildren, Hayes and Beckett; his siblings, Ted Geerts of New Hampton, Margaret Harn of Waterloo, IA, Mike (Katie) Geerts of New Hampton and Steve Geerts, also of New Hampton; his sisters-in-law, Helen Geerts of North Washington and Susan Geerts of New Hampton; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Bernard and Tom; and sisters-in-law, Nita and Ronnie Geerts.