Celebrating the life of Ila Jean Geerts
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A private graveside service will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison with Pastor Tammy Anderson, pastor of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison, officiating. A private family visitation will be held at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Memorials have been established to Bethesda Lutheran Church and Resthave Home.
Ila was born December 9, 1927, in Morrison, IL, to George and Louisa (Kahler) Schumacher. She attended West Clyde School for 8 years and was a 1945 graduate of Morrison High School. Ila married Marvin P. Geerts on October 16, 1946, in Morrison. She was employed by the Rations Board, was a telephone operator, and was a deputy clerk at the Whiteside County Circuit Clerks office. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church and active with the church quilters. Ila was also a member of the Morrison Community Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the former Morrison Country Club. She enjoyed sewing, golfing, camping, and antiquing.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin; two daughters, Lorinda (Joseph Stevens) White of Dixon, IL and Teresa Mason of Cottage Grove, WI; two sons, Steve (Marsha) Geerts and Michael (Marna) Geerts both of Morrison, IL; eight grandchildren, Michelle Hamilton, Tyler, Hanna (Alex Zipperer), and Calli Mason, Tim Geerts, Monica (Andrew) Swanstrom, Manda (John) Davis, and Jeremey (Sara) Geerts; nine great-grandchildren, Erika Troxell, Leah and Natalie Geerts, Taylor and Katie Swanstrom, Morgan and James Davis, Brayden and Rylee Geerts; two great-great-grandchildren, Jasper Schlotfeldt and Logan Lance; one sister, Bernita Bush of Morrison, IL; one brother, Allen (Elaine) Schumacher of Peoria, IL.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David White and a brother, Wilmer Schumacher.
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