Geraldine Mae Strand: Nov. 28, 1927 – April 24, 2017


Geraldine “Geri” Mae Strand passed away following a long illness surrounded by her family on April 24 in Mount Vernon, Wash.

Geri was born Nov. 28, 1927, to Howard J. and Myrtle I. Caldwell of Coggon, Iowa. She attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, studying early childhood education.

In April 1947, Geri and Carleton D. Strand were married at the United Methodist Church in Marion, Iowa, and began a 35-year partnership in farming, family and real estate sales.

Her interest in domestic and international travel, combined with her talent for art and photography, enriched her years as tour director, covering Arizona, California, Colorado and Hawaii, among others.

She is survived by son Gary Strand (Edie) of Springville, lowa; daughter Cyndi Toms of Oak Harbor; and daughter Coni Kreisch (Ken) of Lake St. Louis, Mo. Her legacy includes five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Caroline Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. June 17 at Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville, with Pastor David G. Lura officiating. Focusing on her joy of gardening and support for youth education, in lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund with the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor.

Services are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. To share messages or condolences, please visit Geri’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallin

More in Obituaries

Robert W. Mattson: March 8, 1949 – Sept. 5, 2018

Robert W. Mattson, 69, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at his… Continue reading

Gail Ann Seelow: Aug. 13, 1951 – Sept. 18, 2018

Gail Ann Walter Seelow entered into rest after a long battle with… Continue reading

David Michael Riley: Dec.25, 1952 – Sept. 7, 2018

David M. Riley was born in Wichita, Kan. to Russell R. and… Continue reading

Gerald “Jerry” Lubinski: Sept. 11, 1943 – Aug. 26, 2018

Born in Holland, Ohio, to Joseph Lubinski and Elizabeth (Szymanowski). Graduated from… Continue reading

Robert H. Lang: Aug. 26, 1934 – Sept. 4, 2018

Robert H. Lang, “Bob,” 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at… Continue reading

Phyllis Jean (Morgan) Miller: April 13, 1939 – Aug. 31, 2018

Phyllis Jean (Morgan) Miller, 79 died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in her… Continue reading

LT, Mark J. Dix: Aug. 9, 1956 – Sept. 3, 2018

Lt. (retired) Mark James Dix, 62, died unexpectedly on Sept. 3, 2018,… Continue reading

Donald Keith (Babe) Alexander: June 11, 1931 – Sept. 4, 2018

Born in Plainview, Neb. on June 11, 1931, Donald Alexander has passed… Continue reading

Lester Loyal Holbrook: June 7, 1921 – Aug. 26, 2018

Lester Loyal Holbrook was born in Whitebird, Idaho on June 7, 1921.… Continue reading

Most Read