Jeraldine “Jerrie” Folkers, 67, of Sloan, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.
A memorial service will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Community Church of Christ in Sloan, Iowa, with Dr. Emery Killian officiating. A visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, November 7, 2019, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M., at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.
Jerrie was born on September 11, 1952, in Neligh, NE, to Martin and Elsie (Cooley) Rittscher.
In 1970 Jerrie graduated from Westwood High School in Sloan, Iowa. She continued her schooling and graduated from Grand Island Business School in 1971. She married Ralph Folkers on August 26, 1972, and to this union three daughters were born: Ellen, Katie, and Jeanie.
She worked at WinnaVegas Casino from 1992-2011 and her lifelong passion was being a mom. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, Grand mothering and donating her time to the community. Jerrie loved to cook and enjoyed activities with her family.
Jeraldine was a Girl Scout Leader, active in Special Olympics events with her daughter, and a Sunday School Teacher. She helped everyone in need and had a caring heart.
She was a past member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, Iowa and a current member of the Community Church of Christ in Sloan, Iowa.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Ellen (Brian) Jenkins of Des Moines, IA and Katie (Eric) Lockridge of Sloan, IA; three grandsons, Owen Lockridge, Cory Lockridge, and William Jenkins; and five siblings and their spouses, Tom (Pat) Rittscher of Webster City, IA, Keith Rittscher of Palm Bay, FL, Larry (Gale) Rittscher of Spencer, IA, Don (Carol) Rittscher of Kismet, KS, and Patty (Marlin) Bainbridge of Parker, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Elsie Rittscher; daughter, Jeanie Folkers; sister, Jeanette Lynch; sister-in-law, Diane Rittscher; and parents-in-law, Bill and Ellna Folkers.
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