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Lori Ann Geersen

April 23, 1963 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 56)



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

Lori was born on April 23, 1963 to Gary and Helen Geersen in Martin, South Dakota. She graduated from Chamberlain High School in Chamberlain, South Dakota and went to Yankton College, Yankton, South Dakota 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) Sherriff.

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, Kansas. 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, AZ  mother Helen Jorgensen (Bob) Chamberlain, SD, , sisters Vickie (Kim) Miles, Broomfield, CO and Dawn (Bryon) Matesi Mesa, AZ, nephew Justin Pickner Denver, CO, niece Katie (Jeff) Shanline Boulder, CO 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 MS Society.

A Celebration of Lori’s Life will be held in Linn Valley at a future date.  Online condolences can be left at 


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