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Iola J. Geyer

Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

OREGON – Iola J. Geyer, 84, a lifelong Oregon resident, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at KSB Hospital in 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 Co. 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 in 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 also was predeceased by her parents, nephew Kevin Geyer, brother Charles Black, and sister Belva Black.

Visitation is a 2 p.m. and the funeral at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. The Rev. Gregg Downs, pastor of Pinecreek Christian Church, will officiate. Burial is in Lighthouse Cemetery.

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

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