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Iola J. Geyer

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:09 a.m. CDT

Iola J. Geyer, 84, lifelong Oregon resident, died Friday, May 2, 2014 at KSB Hospital, Dixon.

She was born Aug. 30, 1929 in Oregon, the daughter of Richard and Ida (Herbert) Black.

She married Dale Geyer on May 4, 1950 in Rockford and would have celebrated 64 years of marriage this year; he died March 6, 2012.

Iola was a graduate of Oregon High School and worked at Oregon Manufacturing Company for many years prior to retirement.

She was a member of Lighthouse United Methodist Church.

Iola loved to crochet, her cat Gracie as well as any other stray cat, and enjoying any meal of the day at Spring Valley Restaurant, Oregon.

She is survived by very special nieces, Lori (Eric) Wirstrom and Julie (Steve) Swan; nieces and nephews, Martha Picchi, Greg Peterson, Julie Scott, Terry (Cheryl) Picchi, Robin (Tim) Kuhn and Kim (Mark) Davis; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also predeceased by her parents; nephew, Kevin Geyer; brother, Charles Black; and sister, Belva Black.

Funeral service was held  May 6 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with Pastor Gregg Downs of Pinecreek Christian Church officiating.

Burial was at Lighthouse Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Granny Rose Animal Shelter in Dixon.

Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave online condolences.

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