Mary Lydia Donald Geyer, age 67 formerly of Faribault, died on Monday, August 15, 2011 at Lake City Care Center.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Lake City Medical Center, 500 Grant St., Lake City on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. Private interment will be in Des Moines, IA at a later date.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Mary was born April 12, 1944 in Davenport, IA to Harold and Jean (Stewart) Donald. She was a student in the West Des Moines School District and later worked as a waitress and nursesí aide. She loved working with older people. She has been a resident of Minnesota for 40 years, a great deal of that time in Faribault.

She is survived by her brother, John (and Deb) Donald of West Des Moines; her sister, Ruth Cooper (and Pete Ohorilko) of West Des Moines; her son, Robert (and Sandy) Dorris of Appleton, WI; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; two nieces; three nephews; three step sisters; and her stepmother, Jenta Nason of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tom.

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Name: Kim Goracke
Date: Tuesday August 23, 2011


I was saddened to hear of Marys passing, as she had been a very good friend to me from the time we met in 1993. Because of her, I met my husband Steve and had a family. We spent many hours in conversation about life,love, and our families. She was always there for me, ready to listen to my troubles, even though she had so many struggles of her own. We shared laughter and tears, as well, with shared empathy over the loss of each others beloved daughters, as well as the pride each of us had in our sons. She even watched over my beloved dog Rose,and cat Sylvester when I attended college, which gave me great peace of mind! We also shared a love of reading,music and old movies. :) Even though we weren't related biologically, she always felt like family to me and was included in events with my little family. Even with our age difference, we could realate to each other quite well. She was the best friend I have ever had and I will miss her!! Mary, I'm so happy you have been reunited with Trudy and please tell Danica I love and miss her!!! I look forward to seeing you some day! Love.....Kim