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Gerdena Marie (De Hoedt) Brown

August 10, 1936 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 85)


Gerdena’s funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at the Newton Church of The Way, 2306 S. 3rd Ave. E. in Newton.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.

Burial will be at Our Silent City Cemetery in Kellogg                                 

Memorials to the Kellogg Township Fire and Ambulance may be left at the funeral home or at the church on the morning of the service. If you are mailing your memorial to the funeral home please add, Attn: Brown Family on the envelope.

Gerdena Marie De Hoedt Brown, the daughter of Garrett and Mattie (Van Wyk) De Hoedt was born August 10, 1936 in Kellogg, Iowa. She graduated from the Sully High School in Sully, Iowa.

On February 28, 1957, Gerdena was united in marriage with Merl Brown in Sully. They were blessed with four children, Mike, Rick, Cindy and David. She was a sales clerk at J. C. Penney in Newton for 29 years, retiring in 1999.

Gerdena enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening her flowers and going to the races. She went with Merl to the Daytona 500 for 53 years in a row.

Gerdena died on Friday, August 20, 2021, surrounded by the love of her family at her home in Kellogg. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Gerald, Clarence, and Rich De Hoedt; and one sister Jacoba Walker.        

Those left to cherish Gerdena’s memory are her husband of 64 years, Merl; children, Mike (Aileen) Brown of Kellogg, Rick (Mary) Brown of Kellogg, Cindy (Mike) Meredith of Kellogg and David (Kathy) Brown of Kellogg; her nine grandchildren, Melanie (Tim) Sweeney, Justin (Veronica) Brown, Kristin (Trevor) Titus, Kelli (Racer) Hulin, Kayla (Josh) Illingworth, Justina (Calvin) Dhondt, Josh (Paige) Meredith, Kyle (Maggie) Brown and Kaitlyn (Erik) Lepley; 18 great-grandchildren, her sister, Irene (Wilford) Roose of Pella, and sister-in-law, Lucy De Hoedt of Simpsonville, South Carolina.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerdena Marie (De Hoedt) Brown, please visit our floral store.


August 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

Funeral Service
August 24, 2021

10:30 AM
Newton Church Of The Way
2306 S. 3rd Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

August 24, 2021

Our Silent City Cemetery
2306 Hwy 224 N.
Kellogg, IA 50135

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