lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be made to Dayton Oaks Camp in Dayton, Iowa and Forest Lake Camp in Bloomfield, Iowa. Shawn served as a camp pastor at both and loved sharing the word of God with young people.
Links for each camp: https://www.daytonoaks.org/
Shawn Wesley Geer passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 54, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Shawn was born May 18, 1966, in Kansas City, Kan. to Wesley and Judy (Neece) Geer. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kan. After high school, Shawn went on to achieve his Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.
Shawn was united in marriage to Yolanda Woods on March 24, 1990, in Kansas City. They welcomed 3 sons and 1 daughter into their family, whom he loved and enjoyed watching grow. After Shawn graduated from Seminary, the family moved to Plainfield, Iowa where he was the pastor at First Baptist Church of Plainfield for 15 years, before moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They moved to Renwick, Iowa in March of 2020 where he was the Pastor at the Renwick Baptist Church.
Shawn loved to play video/board games and paintball with his children, as well as spending time in the workshop. He reveled in spending time with family and friends, and was passionate in spreading the word of God.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Yolanda Geer of Renwick; sons, Joshua (Megan Terfehn) Geer of Shell Rock, Iowa, Jacob (Jeanne) Geer of Des Moines, Caleb (Devin) Geer of Rochester, Minn.; daughter, Hannah Geer of Spencer; grandson, Ian Wesley Geer; step-granddaughter, Macy Bonebrake, parents, Wesley and Judy Geer of Overland Park; sister, Wendie (Scott) Berry of McLouth, Kan.; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Ruby Neece and his mother in-law, Carolyn Woods.
"Just wanted to express our sympathy to you and the family. Pastor Shawn was very good to our folks George and Ruth Bridges when they could no longer attend church as he visited with them faithfully at home and when in Bartels. Praying for God\'s strength and peace thru this time. We know he is in the Lord\'s presence.Shirley Bridges Clark and Joyce Bridges Borglum"
"I have so many good memories of my friendship with Shawn that bring a smile to my face. He was my first friend and we shared many good times at church and in BYF. Yolanda, my heart hurts for you. I\'m sending love and prayers."
"So sorry for your loss, will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Vivian Wilson"
"He had a Great laugh and was passionate at Dayton Oaks sharing God\'s Word. Gone too soon "
"So sorry for your loss. Hazel and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers as you walk through this."
"I am Shawn?s cousin. Sorry for the misprint."
"So sorry to the Geer family for your loss. I am a cousin of Shane?s but haven?t seen him in years. I live in PA and when we were growing up and came out to Kansas I always stayed at Wes and Judy?s cause Shawn and I were pretty close. He was a great cousin from a distance to me. Prayers are being sent to all of you at this very difficult time and in the days to come. Love, DeAnn (Singer) Harris"