Daniel “Dan” Geerts, 93
Daniel “Dan” Geerts, age 93 of New Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab with his family by his side.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. Military rites will be provided by Alta Vista VFW Post #4069. Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 3:30 PM Rosary and 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Daniel “Dan” Peter was born on June 18, 1927, the son of Theodore and Margaret (Brehm) Geerts on a farm near Elma. Dan attended country school near Alta Vista through eighth grade. After completing his education, Dan began farming with his father until he entered the US Army in 1952. He proudly served his country during the Korean War until he returned home, receiving his honorable discharge in 1954. Later that same year, on November 16, Dan was united in marriage to Coletta Schwickerath. The couple made their home on the family farm until their retirement in 1994.
Dan enjoyed fishing, gathering and cracking Hickory nuts, playing cards, visiting with family and friends, taking communion to homebound parishioners and volunteering his time with Hospice. Dan was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Alta Vista VFW Post #4069.
Those left to honor Dan’s memory are his wife of 66 years, Coletta; his children, Jeanne (David) Roder of New Hampton, Ali M. (Fiancé Dan Mackey) Anderson of Clear Lake, IA, Leon (Elizabeth) Geerts, Norbert Geerts, both of Alta Vista, Karen (Dan) Schneider of Rochester, MN, Janet Miller of Cresco, Janice (Don) Burgart and Kevin (Tracy) Geerts, both of New Hampton; his sister, Monica Marvin of Alta Vista; sisters-in-law, Imogene Attig of Twin Lakes, MN and Jane Schwickerath of Waseca, MN; brother-in-law, Joe (RoseAnn) Schwickerath of New Hampton, 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Mason Geerts; great grandson, Samson Zubrod; sisters, Mabel and Ruth and brothers, Paul, Louis, Andrew and Elmer.