Gelaine Cody

Gelaine sits in front of a floral background, smiling.

Gelaine H. Cody, age 86, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at her home in Buffalo Center. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Morin Park (west side of spruce trees) in Albert Lea. MN. Morin Park is located at the corner of Main Street and Euclid Ave (address: 222 North St. Mary Street). Grace Christian Church will also broadcast the service on Facebook Live with Pastors George and PJ (Jill) Marin. Lawn chairs are requested.

Gelaine was born May 19, 1933, in Faribault County, MN, the daughter of Selmer and Arvilla (Larson) Erdahl. She was baptized on June 25, 1933, at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church in Bricelyn, MN and she was confirmed on May 2, 1948 at the United Lutheran Church in Frost, MN. Gelaine was married to Donald Steinberg on Sept. 20, 1952.

Gelaine loved the Lord. Each Sunday (weather permitting) she would make the 45 minute drive to church. She was always encouraging others. She loved to decorate her home and take care of her flowers outside. She was a devoted member of Grace Christian Church in Albert Lea, MN.

In her passing she leaves two children: Randall (Cheryl) Steinberg of Buffalo Center, and Mary (Rich) Albrecht of Oronoco, MN; six grandchildren: Erin (Cody) Rankenburg, Scott Albrecht, Jeff Albrecht, Heather DeLong, Kevin (Anwaar) Steinberg, and Casey Steinberg; six great-grandchildren: Alexa, Sawyer, Jade, Dereck, Luke, and Allison; one sister, Susan (Don) Faith of Ocala, FL; and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Gelaine was preceded in death by her father in 1973; her mother in 1989; her brothers: Stuart Erdahl in December, 1995, David Erdahl in September, 2000, and Burton Erdahl in February, 2011; her sisters: Vi Geerdes in January, 2008, Charlotte Peterson in April, 2011, and Shirley Sorenson in February, 2013.

Oakcrest Funeral Services in Buffalo Center is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, visit




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