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Geraldine M. Hardin

February 26, 1943 — October 28, 2020

Geraldine M. Hardin
Primghar, Iowa
Services for Geraldine M. Hardin, age 77, of Primghar who passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, South Dakota. Her graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar with Pastor Mike Cooper ~ officiating.
There will be no visitation.
The graveside service will be live-streamed on the Eldridge Family Funeral Home Facebook page.
Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.


February 26, 1943
Sheldon, Iowa
October 28, 2020
Marion, South Dakota

2:00 P.M. Monday, November 2, 2020
Pleasant Hill Cemetery; Primghar, Iowa
Pastor Mike Cooper ~ Officiating

“How Great Thou Art”
Sung by: Dave Hicks

Justice Boersma
Seth Hardin
Paige Heinssen
Payton Hardin
Autumn Hardin
Mya Hardin

Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.

Geraldine M. Hardin

Geraldine Matilda Klein was born on February 26, 1943 to John and Bernadette (Holles) Klein. She grew up in Hospers, Iowa and attended catholic schools. On October 29, 1966 she was united in marriage to Wayne Hardin at the Church of Christ in Primghar, Iowa.

She was employed at Primghar Community Schools for 21 years as custodial and kitchen staff. Over the years she also babysat for many Primghar families. Geri was an active member of the Church of Christ. She participated regularly in Ladies Aide, Faith Walkers and numerous other church activities. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and was a sports enthusiast. Geri was proud of her plants, especially her Christmas cactus.

Geri lived out her last years at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, South Dakota where she enjoyed playing bingo, attending activities, making crafts, and calling to talk to her grandchildren who she adored. While there she formed special relationships with many of the nurses and staff where she is lovingly referred to as “Ger-Bear”.

Left to cherish Geri’s memory are two sons; Tracy and his wife, Nikki Hardin of Harrisburg, South Dakota; Jim and his wife, Joette Hardin of College Station, Texas; one daughter Susan and her husband, Jim Duschen of Rock Rapids, Iowa; six grandchildren, Justice (Krissy) Boersma, Paige (Matt) Heinssen, Seth Hardin, Payton Hardin, Autumn Hardin, and Mya Hardin; four sisters, Bernice (Paul) Schwebach of Excesior Springs, Missouri; Marge (Larry) Huygens of Sioux Center, Iowa; Charlotte Watts of Ashland, Nebraska; Theresa (Larry) Gathman of Willard, Missouri; Brother-in-law John Luke of Marion, South Dakota; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Geri was preceded in death by her husband Wayne; parents, John and Bernadette; three sisters Josephine, Elenora, and Marie, and brother Harold.
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