In memory of

Anne Gerdes

February 11, 1951 - November 24, 2018
From: Lake View, IA
Anne Gerdes

Anne Gerdes

Born: February 11, 1951
Died: November 24, 2018
Age: 67
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   Anne Gerdes, age 67, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA.  Anne was born on February 11, 1951, in Sac City, IA, to Charles and Jean (Vrana) Van Sickle.  She grew up in Sac City and attended grade school in Sac City and graduated from Sac City High school.  Following graduation, she continued her education at AIB in Des Moines.

   On August 22, 1969, Anne was united in marriage to Eugene Raymond Gerdes and they were blessed with two daughters: Stacie and Kelli.  They made their home in Lake View where Anne worked as a CNA and was the bookkeeper for Midstate's Equipment for 47 years.  She retired in 2017 and kept busy by being a member of the Eastern Star Rainbow Girls.  Anne enjoyed being outdoors and going snowmobiling, four wheeling, auto racing and mudding with the jeep.  She also liked to watch volleyball and spent a lot of time helping her daughter at New Hope.  Anne was always taking care of her children and loved being a mother.  Anne was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Eugene Gerdes of Lake View, IA; daughters: Stacie Gerdes of Carroll, IA and Kelli (Chris) Anderson of McIntire, IA; brother Oral (Connie) Van Sickle of Sac City, IA; sister Patricia Wilson of Adel, IA; and other extended family members and friends.

   Anne was preceded in death by her parents.


Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Wednesday
November 28, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday
November 27, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 12:40 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Ann. I remember babysitting for you. Prayers to you all. Tammy Garrels Huseman”
- Tammy Huseman
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:07 PM
“sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you gene.”
- jon and denise page
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:34 PM
“Gene, We are so sorry to hear about Anne. We are back in the states again and have talked about stopping by to visit. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to do that. Please give the girls a hug for us. And again our condolences to you and your family.”
- Wally & Pam Neubaum
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:34 PM
“Gene, Stacie, Kelli, and your other family members....I was so saddened to hear of Annes passing. You were great neighbors when we lived in Lake View. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you.”
- Fern and Vern Langbein
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:34 PM
“So sorry to hear of your family's loss. We have some very fond memories of snowmobile trips.”
- Ken & Vera Thomas
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:34 PM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of loss

- Betty Hedberg
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:34 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my dear high school friend. Many memories from high school, church, Rainbow and A I B. My prayers and thoughts are with her family. Bless you my friend. ”
- Patty Buckman Larson
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:34 PM
“My condolances Gene on Ann's passing. I have fond memories of you two back in the day. I pray for you all.”
- Peter Farley
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:01 AM
“Just heard the news today. Sweet Anne will be missed by so many. I always enjoyed talking with hervand and will miss seeing her face around town. Prayers to the entire family! RIP Anne”
- Sarah Schultz
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:01 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Many fun memories from our jeep days!
Anne was always ready for a good time.”
- Gloria and John Schulte
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:01 AM
“Gene, Stacey and Kelli, Our deepest sympathies to you.”
- Mark and Tami Auen
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