In Memory of Geraldine Melton

Geraldine Melton
Geraldine Melton
Born: December 12, 1934
Died: May 11, 2015
Age: 80
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Geraldine Melton
December 12, 1934 - May 11, 2015
From: Nevada, IA

Geraldine Melton, age 80, of Nevada, died Monday, May 11, 2015, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. 

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, with Deacon Brenda Hobson officiating.  Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Private family inurnment will be in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.  

Born December 12, 1934, in Colo, Iowa, Geraldine Louise Melton was the daughter of Paul and Mabel (Brown) Lunde.  She grew up and received her education in Colo. 

Geraldine worked at several area businesses over the years, including Scudder’s Clothing Store,  Starlight Lounge, and Sports Bowl, and retired after serving many years at State Bank & Trust in Nevada.  

Geraldine loved bowling and scouring garage sales. 

She is survived by three children, Dennis (Bonnie) Melton of Collins, Deb (Rob) Hardy of Ames, and Darla (Gary) Ingham of Nevada; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Brad, Ashley, Stacie, Crystal, Justin, Jennifer, Tasha, and Tim; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Pete Lunde of Garwin; a sister, Janet (Dan) Geisler of Clive; a brother-in-law, Larry Heintz of Nevada; as well as many extended family members and a host of friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, DeAnn Potter; a sister, Lois Heintz; and a sister-in-law, Carol Lunde. 

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Geraldine and her family.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
“Dennis, Deb and Darla and families,
My deepest sympathy to all of you with the death of your Mom and Grandma. I enjoyed seeing her when I stopped at the bank, always loved her smile. Have you in my thoughts and prayers. I will not be able to attend the Memorial service as our daughter, Laurie, is expecting her new baby to be delivered on the 26th, so will be in Burlington that entire week. In sympathy, Judy Craven”
- Judy Craven
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family.
Hugs and prayers.
Patty Valline”
- patty valline
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2:26 PM
“My condolences to the family of Gerry. My parents (Roger and DeAnn) were friends of Gerry's and growing up I have fond memories of her. ”
- Julie Stephens-Watson
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:15 PM
“Very sorry to hear this she was a wonderful person. Prayers”
- sheila eller
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“Darla, Debbie and Denny, we were so sorry to hear about Aunt Gerry. The memories come flooding back of when we were kids and had fun during our visits. We always were kicked out of the house when the adults wanted to play cards. So we made our own games and adventures. Memories are what we hold on to at times like this.
Cousin Jim and Anne Croker”
- Jim Croker
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Geraldine. The loss of our dear loved ones can be very difficult and distressing to cope with. It can help us to know that she now safely rests in the loving memory of our Grand Creator. ( Job 14 : 13-15 ) May you find comfort in the good and loving memories of her. Sincerely
Revelation 21 : 3-5 ”
- Ginger
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“Deb, I remember your mother well. There was always a friendly smile when I pulled up to the bank. Always had a kind thing to say.

Take care of yourself and to you and the entire family your in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Brent Groomes
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends -- she was a well know person in Nevada and she will be missed.”
- Leora Darrah-Jarnagin
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“My sympathy to Gerri's family. I enjoyed bowling on the same league as her for several years. She fought a tough battle.
- Linda Cheek
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“My Sympathy to all of you on your loss of Geri. She was a great friend I have know her for many years. I had worked with her at State Bank and bowled on a couple of leagues with her for many years.
I am so sorry that I will be out of town on Saturday for the memorial services. I will be thinking of all of you at this time. You were very good to her especially in her sickness the past couple of years. She so enjoyed your family get together to honor her for her birthday as a surprise. Blessings to all the family.
I am sure she is bowling a 300 in Heaven!
Shirley Schuler Klonglan ”
- Shirley Schuler Klonglan
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:13 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Gerry! Longtime family friends Darla seems as if I just spoke with you the other day! Tasha honey certainly thinking of you often as well! Big Hugs let me know if there is anything I can do! She always had time to chat! Again always good to myself and my family! Having recently gone through this my heart hurts for you! ♥♥much LOVE Stephanie Black Olson”
- Stephanie Black Olson
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:13 PM
“Dear Denny, Debbie and Darla-
I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Sincerely, Laurie (Croker) Moore”
- Laurie Moore
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:13 PM
“My condolences to the family. Always had a smile for me when I did the deposit at the window. Thought are with you all during this difficult time ”
- Dixie Philips
Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1:12 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I use to love sitting up at the Starlight talking with her after DeAnn moved away for a short time.”
- Sonja Stouwie Chase
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2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Deacon Brenda Hobson


One hour prior to services
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa