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Geraldine M. Volk Meylor

August 27, 1935 March 13, 2018
Geraldine M.  Volk  Meylor
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Obituary for Geraldine M. Volk Meylor

Geraldine M. “Gerry” (Drea) Volk Meylor, age 82, of Oto, IA, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Chandler, AZ.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Rev. Jena Manchester and Father Anthony Wagner will officiate; Committal Services be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Oto, Iowa, with Father Michael Keating officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.


Geraldine Mae Drea Volk Meylor, the daughter of Matthew and Florence (Singleman) Drea, was born on August 27, 1935, in Battle Creek, IA. She graduated from Oto High School with the class of 1953 and during her high school career enjoyed cheerleading and playing basketball. After high school, Geraldine went on to further her education at Wayne State College and obtained her Medical Technician degree in Minneapolis.

On July 6, 1957, Geraldine married Kenneth Volk in a little white church in Oto, IA. The couple lived in Minneapolis, MN and Reedsburg, WI before returning to Oto, IA, where the couple began farming. They raised their three children on the farm, which would be her home base throughout her life. Geraldine would return to the farm from her travel exploits from Arizona, Florida and international trips to Ireland, the origin of her Irish roots.

Geraldine was known as a dedicated grandmother and cheerleader for all of her grandchildren; as well as for her loyalty and support to her lifelong friends. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards and sharing many laughs. A devoted Catholic, she volunteered her time helping with the Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Volk; parents Matthew and Florence Drea; and brother Michael Drea. She is survived by her sons Tony (Amy) Volk and Todd (Lisa) Volk; daughter Karla (Brenda Hill) Volk; grandchildren Brianna, Tanner, Trevor, Claire, Daniel and Elsie; sister Janice West; honorary great grandchild Skyler Hill; and extended family and friends.

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Visitation

Friday

23

Mar

5:00 PM 3/23/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 3/23/2018 7:30:00 PM
St. John's United Methodist Church

212 S 7th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. John's United Methodist Church
212 S 7th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Service

Friday

23

Mar

8:00 PM 3/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
St. John's United Methodist Church

212 S 7th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. John's United Methodist Church
212 S 7th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States
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