Georgia Edith Fuchs

Georgia Edith Fuchs, formerly of Urbandale, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 at the age of 97.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 2 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation was held at the chapel prior to the service.

A private burial took place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville helped the family with arrangements.

Born Georgia Edith Palmer on Feb. 22, 1910 in Garretson, S.D., she was the daughter of Allen David and Cora Mae Palmer.

Following the deaths of her parents, Georgia lived with her sister, Ada Pfiefer, and husband Carl and their family in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a graduate of Washington High School in 1928, Miss Wood’s School (a part of Macalester College) in 1930 and Drake University in 1960.

Georgia began her teaching career in 1930 in Odebolt, Iowa where she also met her husband, Rufus. They were married in Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1934 and settled in Des Moines in 1942.

She continued teaching kin-dergarten in Des Moines until she retired in 1975.

Georgia and Rufus especially enjoyed spending time and working on the summer cabin they had built in Canada with family and friends. Their travels also included a number of cruises to the Caribbean and Europe.

Widowed in 1987, Georgia remained in Des Moines until 1998 when she moved to Mequon to be nearer to her son and daughter-in-law.

As a widow, Georgia continued to enjoy traveling, visiting family and driving adventures with friends.

Georgia devoted her energy to many professional and volunteer organizations throughout her life, including the Des Moines Wo-men’s Club, Kappa Kappa Iota and Alpha Delta Kappa sororities.

She was a volunteer at Cal-vin Manor and served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and active member of the Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for many years.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Georgia is survived by her son J. David (Mary) Fuchs; grandchildren Cynthia (Bruce) Habig, Mark (Dawn) Fuchs and Michael (Lis) Fuchs. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Rob-ert, Matthew and Catherine Ha-big, John, Ann and Sarah Fuchs, and David, Paul and Andrew Fuchs.

She loved and was loved by her extended family, including sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, niec-es, nephews and many friends.

Georgia was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Rufus John Fuchs; her sister Ada; her brother-in-law Carl; and her parents.

A Christian Education Memorial has been established in Georgia’s name at Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1050 24th St., Des Moines, IA 50311.