Jane G. Gerard

Dec 31, 2018
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Celebration of Life Services are 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1301 Kimball Ave., Waterloo


there is no visitation


private family committal service was held at Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo


to the Allen Foundation, Westminster Presbyterian Church, UnityPoint Hospice


     Jane G. Gerard, 97, of Cedar Falls, IA, died on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Windhaven of Western Home Communities due to natural causes.

     Jane was born on March 26, 1921 in Sigourney, IA, the daughter of Dr. Guy G. and Gladys C. Pfaff Goldthwaite. She married Dr. Russell S. Gerard II on December 19, 1940; he died March 31, 2000.

     She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1938 and received her associates degree in 1940 from Lindenwood College for Women in St. Charles, MO. She also attended the University of Iowa.

     Jane attended Westminster Presbyterian Church and was a choir member, a Junior League of Waterloo/Cedar Falls Emeritus member, and past president of Chapter KS PEO and a 79-year member. She also belonged to Allen Hospital Auxiliary.

     She enjoyed playing cards especially bridge, needlepoint, and traveling many places together with her husband.

     Jane is survived by her son, Dr. Russell S. (Syndy) Gerard III of Kamloops, British Columbia; five grandchildren: Brad Pancratz, Todd Pancratz, Paige Pancratz, Tami (Kari) Kohonen, and Laurie (Peter) Wiley; six great-grandchildren: Tayler, Hadley, and Brody Pancratz and Austin, Jessica, and Amanda Kohonen.

     She is preceded by her husband; daughter, Linda Jane Pancratz (1997); and brother, Dr. Charles J. Goldthwaite.

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  1. Sue Graham | Jan 07, 2019

    I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Aunt Helen Jane was a beautiful lady who lived life with a deep love of family and life. I will always cherish our conversations. As an adult to watch the bond she and her brother (my Dad) had was beautiful. I remember the last time they had the opportunity to be together. It is inbedded in my mind like it was yesterday. Such a memorable moment. My prayers and blessings to you and your family.

    With love, your cousin, Sue

  2. Jane Olesen Richardson | Jan 06, 2019
    My deepest sympathy! My mother thought so much of Jane and her kindness and sisterhood in PEO.

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