Original Elderbridge Director Passes Away

The Elderbridge family of employees, past and present, are mourning the loss of a former colleague.

Donald A. Ryerkerk passed away on Saturday, November 25th in Des Moines. Ryerkerk was a former Executive Director of the North Central Iowa Area Agency on Aging who was instrumental in its transition into what is now the Elderbridge Agency on Aging.

Ryerkerk served as our Executive Director from 1975 to 1991.  The North Central Iowa Area Agency on Aging was originally sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College and later became a free-standing, private non-profit organization under Don’s leadership.  He was 91.

Donald A. Ryerkerk-Elderbridge Executive Director 1975-1991

Ryerkerk is survived by his wife, Joan; four children, Douglas (Cheryl) Ryerkerk, Carol (Ray) Powell, David (Patricia) Ryerkerk and Lori (Carl Griffith) Ryerkerk; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Pol and many nieces and nephews.

You can read Ryerkerk’s complete obituary by following this link:


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