Lila M. GeerdesLila M. Geerdes, 89, Detroit Lakes, formerly Davenport, ND, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes, MN.
Lila (Johnson) Geerdes was born June 24, 1924 at Davenport, North Dakota to Anna (Narvestad) and Emil Johnson. She attended grade school in Davenport and graduated from Davenport High School. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Home Economics and Science. She taught school in Ada, MN, Mandan, ND, Davenport, ND and Kindred, ND. She retired after 25 years of teaching. She married Kenneth Geerdes on August 24, 1947 in the Davenport Lutheran Church of which she was a life time member.