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Barbara L. Erdman

August 1, 1933 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 87)


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 Graham 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.  The funeral service will be livestreamed on Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory Facebook page.

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.     

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Visitation - VFH Geneseo
March 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Home - Geneseo
580 E. Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254

Funeral Service
March 17, 2021

10:30 AM
Grace United Methodist Church
318 N. Center Street
Geneseo, IL 61254


North Cemetery
736-806 N. College Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254


Grace United Methodist Church

Memorials can also be mailed to Vandemore Funeral Home, 580 E Ogden Ave, Geneseo, IL 61254 to be forwarded to the family.

Geneseo Public Library
805 North Chicago Street, Geneseo IL 61254
Tel: 1-309-944-6452

Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo
14606 Roos Hill Road, Geneseo IL 61254
Tel: 1-309-944-4868

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