Geerdes, Thomas

Mr. Tom Geerdes, 76, of Benton, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. Mr. Geerdes was born on October 22, 1944 in George, Iowa to the late John and Lucy Willemssen Geerdes. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of Christian Fellowship Church in Benton. Tom was an avid poet, musician and painter. He owned multiple small businesses throughout his life and for 20 years he served on the World Missions and Evangelism Board. Most importantly, Mr. Geerdes never let an opportunity pass to tell someone about Jesus and how much He loved them. Those preceding him in death include his wife, Christine Geerdes; a daughter, Mareeka Bachuss; a brother, David Geerdes; a sister, June Wood, in addition to his parents. Those he lovingly leaves behind include a daughter, Hannah Campbell (Andrew) of Lexington; son in law, Chris Bachuss of Franklin, TN; brother, Gilbert Geerdes (Carol) of Missouri Valley, Iowa; sisters, Grace Hodgson of Davis, CA, Lila Brownell of Eugene, OR, Cindy Barker (Larry) of Hohenwald, TN; four grandchildren, Amelia and Tenzing Bachuss, Sam and Harper Campbell. A graveside service is set for 10 AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in LBL. Richie Clendenen will officiate. His family will receive visitors from 5 - 7 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home, 1804 Highway 121 Bypass North, Murray. The family asks that you abide by social distancing guidelines and masks are preferred. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: World Missions & Evangelism, Inc., PO Box 790, Benton, KY 42025. Please join family and friends in honoring the life of Mr. Tom Geerdes by visiting www.imesfh.com and posting your tributes and memories. The Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home is entrusted with caring for the family of Mr. Tom Geerdes.

Published 12:00 AM, Wednesday Apr. 07, 2021
Updated 08:23 PM, Wednesday Apr. 07, 2021

Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory
Heritage Chapel of Imes Funeral Home & Crematory
1804 highway 121 bypass north
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-8888

Phone:(270) 753 – 8888
Email: matt@imesfh.com
Website: www.imesfh.com

Directions:

From US Highway 641 N. Turn West (Right) at MSU's football stadium, onto State Route 121 N. Heritage chapel is on right at the third traffic light. 

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