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Barbara "Barb" Erdman

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Barbara “Barb” L. Erdman, 87, of Geneseo, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Clover Ridge Place, Maquoketa, IA. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Grace United Methodist Church, Geneseo, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark England will officiate. Burial will follow at North Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021, at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory - Geneseo Chapel. Masks are required, as well as maintaining social distancing. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Geneseo Public Library, or the Henry County Humane Society, Geneseo.

Barb was born August 1, 1933, the daughter of Charles and Clara Rose (Culver) Kasnick in Evanston, IL. After graduation from Geneseo High School in 1951, Barb married M. Burdette Erdman on January 27, 1952 at First United Methodist Church in Geneseo. Barb enjoyed farming with Burdette in rural Geneseo for many years until his death in 2008. She was a member of Grace Church, the Columbian Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was on the Board of Trustees for the Geneseo Public Library District and the Rose Circle at Grace United Methodist Church, as well as on the library committee.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Marcia (Jeff) Treinen, of Maquoketa, IA; step-grandson, Jason (Jessi) Haptonstall; step-great-granddaughters, Mindie and Emma Haptonstall; sisters, Joan (Harold) Johnson of Geneseo, Nancy Clemenson of Tinley Park, IL, and Laura Hostens of Green Valley, AZ; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Erdman.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, M. Burdette; parents, Charles and Clara; and brother, Charles Kasnick.

Posted online on March 15, 2021