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Geraldine D. Chodur Duregger Petersen Hart

November 15, 1933 — February 28, 2022

Geraldine D. Chodur Duregger Petersen Hart

Geraldine D. Chodur Duregger Petersen Hart, 88, of Mason City passed away Monday, February 28, 2022, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.

A memorial visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., Garner. A time of sharing will follow the visitation. Cataldo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Hancock County Relay for Life in her memory.

Geraldine Doris Hart, the daughter of Andrew and Alice (Hanson) Chodur, was born November 15, 1933, in Mason City. She grew up on a farm near Kensett and attended high school. On January 3, 1950, she was married to Edward Duregger Jr. They lived in Clear Lake where they raised their family. In 1961, she was married to Dale Petersen. Geraldine and Dale managed the Chickasaw County Home and the Hancock County Home for a number of years before moving to Arizona. After Dale passed away, she was married to Bill Hart in Arizona on May 6, 2008. They remained in Arizona until moving to Michigan. In 2016, they moved to Mason City to be closer to family. She enjoyed trips to Diamond Jo Casino and collecting dolls.

Geraldine is survived by her husband, Bill of Mason City; four children, Linda (Ted) Wisman of Mason City, Michael (Karen) Duregger of Garner, Patti (Bob) Harrold of Forest City and Cathy Brown of Mason City; step-children, Kenneth (Jody) Hart of Alma, MI, Carol Tucker (Bob Miller) of Houghton Lake, MI and Connie Hart (Jeff Baron) of Houghton Lake, MI; six grandchildren, Mark (Jenny) Davis, Jason (Jenn) Davis, Chad (Deb) Duregger, Frank (Stacy) Duregger, T.J. Harrold and Ryan (Shaunte) Brown; 17 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Craig Duregger; sons-in-law, Alan Brown and Denny Davis; infant grandson, Joshua Duregger; grandson, Aaron Brown; step-children, LaDonna Nausedas and Garry Hart; and eleven brothers and sisters.

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Garner Chapel

160 East 4th Street, Garner, IA 50438

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