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Linn County News

Published April 8, 2020

 

Lori Ann Geersen, 56, of Linn Valley, Kan. passed to life in the spirit on April 4, 2020, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan.

Lori was born on April 23, 1963 to Gary and Helen Geersen in Martin, S.D. She graduated from Chamberlain High School in Chamberlain, S.D., and went to Yankton College, Yankton, S.D., graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation she returned to Chamberlain and worked as Dispatcher for the Police Department and later became a Brule County (South Dakota) Sheriff.

Lori joined the FBI on November 3, 1991.  Upon graduation, she received the Coler-Williams Award and was assigned to the Kansas City FBI Office. Lori was a member of the KC Evidence Response Team that responded to the Oklahoma City Bombing in April 1995 and continued work on the case at Ft. Riley, Kan. Later she transferred to the Surveillance Squad and remained until her medical retirement due to multiple sclerosis in May 2001.

Lori is survived by her life partner, Cindy Smith, Linn Valley;  father, Gary Geersen (Bobbie) Mesa, Ariz.; mother, Helen Jorgensen (Bob) Chamberlain, S.D.; sisters, Vickie (Kim) Miles, Broomfield, Colo., and Dawn (Bryon) Matesi Mesa, Ariz.; nephew, Justin Pickner, Denver, Colo.; niece, Katie (Jeff) Shanline, Boulder, Colo.; and aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Albert and Helen Geersen, Billie and Olive Burke, uncle Neil Geersen and aunt Monica Geersen, uncles Bob Burke, Howard Burke and Ed Burke.

Memorial contributions to honor Lori can be made to the MS Society.

A celebration of Lori’s life will be held in Linn Valley at a future date.  Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. 

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