Beverly Ann Geltz age, 62, of Anamosa, Iowa, passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday February 16, 2019. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Anamosa, with Pastor Rodney Bluml officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Lawrence Community Center, Anamosa. The family requests any memorial donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Darrel; her children, Jason Geltz (Shelley) of Anamosa, Pamela Geltz (Adam) of Cedar Rapids, Rhonda Koppenhaver (Dan) of Monticello, Kim Geltz of Loveland, Colorado, Rod Geltz of Anamosa, Dawn Walker (Jeri) of Viola; 15 grandchildren, Trenton, Allie, Preston, Lillie, Tyson, Aurelia, Colson, Kolby, Ashley, Jacob Michael, Zach, Justin, Jeremy and Dylan; and five great-grandchildren, Ayden, Chloe, Krew, Grayce and Greyson. Also surviving, are her parents, Howard and Shirley Rettenmeier of Dyersville, four brothers, Dean of Cedar Rapids, Dale (Debi) of Hiawatha, Don (Pattie) of Sussex WI.,and Dave (Tara) of Quincy, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.
Beverly was preceded in death by grandparents, Vincent and Mercedes Ries, and Fred and Alvina Rettenmeier, and a niece and god-daughter, Staci.
Beverly Ann Rettenmeier Geltz was born March 20, 1956 in Dyersville, Iowa; the daughter of Howard and Shirley Ries Rettenmeier. She graduated from Dyersville-Beckman in 1974, and attended the College of Men’s Hairstyling, in Cedar Rapids. She worked at the Styling Hutch in Cedar Rapids, then moved to Anamosa opening her own shop, "Shear Magic" which she operated for 40 years. Beverly and Darrel Geltz were married on June 5, 1982 in Anamosa. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching, baking, gardening and travel. She looked forward to trips with her friends. She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandkids.
The Geltz family would like to thank the staff of UIHC, Dubuque Manor Care, Unity Point in- home care and Hospice for the excellent care and compassion given to Bev during her illness. They especially thank the community of Anamosa for their loving support and friendship.