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Donna Jo Gerst

July 1, 1946 December 4, 2018
Donna Jo Gerst
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Obituary for Donna Jo Gerst

Donna J. Gerst, 72, of Waterloo died Tuesday, December 4 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital.

She was born July 1, 1946 in Marshalltown daughter of Wilbur G. and Dorothy Benson Rainsberger. She married David J. Botts in Marshalltown and they were later divorced. She married Richard L. Schrock May 25, 1973 in Morristown, Minn. He died December 2, 1994. She married Gary L. Gerst March 3, 2000 in Waterloo.

She graduated from Marshalltown High School and was a service representative with Northwestern Bell Telephone and later was an insurance agent for PDCM and State Farm.

Survivors include her husband, Gary; two sons, Shane R. Schrock and Troy (Denise) Gerst of Waterloo; five daughters, Jamie J. (Harvey Johnson) Holtzman, Tracy L. (Steve) Dilley, Tammy (Scott) Laughlin and Shane (Tony) Barker all of Waterloo and Robin (Dave Whiteman) Donahue of Evansdale; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and a sister, Joanie (Joe) Reuter of Denver.

Preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Max Ryan and a daughter, Lori Lynn Gerst.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Public visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Donna was a huge Cubs fan and loved her total family and her church family at Heartland Vineyard Church.


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Visitation

Saturday

8

Dec

9:00 AM 12/8/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

8

Dec

11:00 AM 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Garden of Memories Cemetery Final Resting Place

3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

3669 Logan Avenue Waterloo 50703 Iowa
United States
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