Charlene Geppert Obituary

Charlene B. Geppert
Charlene B. Geppert
Charlene B. Geppert

December 31, 1928 - June 17, 2008
Born in Emmetsburg, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Charlene B. Geppert, 79, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Iles Funeral Homes- Dunn's Chapel, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Charlene was born on December 31, 1928, in Emmetsburg, IA to Clyde and Clara McPherren. After graduating from East School, she began work for Dean's Studio, where she met the love of her life, Byron Geppert. Upon his return from WWII, they were married in 1947, and made their home in Elkhart. The couple eventually moved to Des Moines to raise their three boys; Craig, David and Kent. Charlene was a very dedicated wife and mother, who spent her days taking care of their family. She enjoyed collecting dolls, being in her garden, dancing and was a member of Gatchel United Methodist Church. One of her greatest joys in life was being a mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandkids and their friends, who all called her grandma. Charlene will always be remembered for her love of family and friends and keeping her boys in line.

Charlene is survived her sons; Craig (Julie), David (Bev) and Kent (Lori); grandchildren, Sandi Carpenter, Shelley Pinegar, Craig Geppert II, Vicki Geppert and Byron Geppert; great grandchildren, Kenny, Samantha and Zach Cutkomp, and Madison and Jordan Geppert; sisters, Joan Stocker and Bernice Mohn and sister in laws, Gloria Cole, Judy Schultice and Lois McPherren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryon; parents, Clyde and Clara; brother, Clyde Ray McPherren and in laws, Clark and Fidelis Geppert.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm on Friday, June 20, 2008, at Dunn's Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gatchel United Methodist Church.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, June 20, 2008
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, June 21, 2008
10:00 AM
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Saturday, June 21, 2008