Geraldean "Gerry" Kuehl McNeal
December 04, 1927 - July 18, 2015
Elkader, Iowa

Visitation: 4 to 7 pm July 21, 2015 at Leonard Funeral Home - Elkader and one hour before services at the church on Wednesday
Funeral Service: 11:00 am July 22, 2015 at Peace United Church of Christ - Elkader, Iowa
Interment: July 22, 2015 at Hansel Cemetery - rural Garber, Iowa

Geraldean “Gerry” Kuehl McNeal, 87, of Elkader, died with family by her side, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home. She was born December 4, 1927, in Clayton, to LeRoy and Tillie (Koehn) Harnack. Gerry graduated from Elkader High School with the Class of 1946, and then attended Elkader Junior College for two years.

Gerry was united in marriage to Merlin Arthur Kuehl on November 22, 1947. One son was born to this union. Merlin died in November of 1984. She worked as office manager for Walch Ford, Dittmer Dodge and McNeal Auto, all in Elkader. On February 13, 1988, Gerry was united in marriage to Earl “Ernie” Ernest McNeal at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

She enjoyed all types of sports, and especially loved watching Dave play basketball. Family was special to her; working in her flower garden, cooking and watching the animals gave her much pleasure.

Survivors include her husband , Ernie McNeal of Elkader; her son, David (Jean) Kuehl of Strawberry Point; three step-children, Cinda (Jackson) Crosley of Pflugerville, TX, Dennis McNeal of Decorah, Daniel (Kate) McNeal of Cedar Rapids; one step-daughter-in-law, Verna McNeal White of Urbandale; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Rev. Gene Kuehl and Rev. Lyle Kuehl.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merlin Kuehl; one step-son, Eric McNeal; step daughter-in-law, Kathy McNeal; three siblings, Delores Berger, Bernadine Alberts and Kenneth Harnack.

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