GERALDINE "GERRY" GIBBS
Geraldine "Gerry" H. Gibbs, age 92 of Faribault, died on Monday, October 31, 2011 at District One Hospital, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., with the Reverend Dennis Tamke, officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the church for two hours prior to services at church on Saturday.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Geraldine H., the daughter of Fred and Mayme (King) Bartelt was born on March 9, 1919 in Waseca. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1936. She married Ralph Gibbs on October 2, 1939 and later he preceded her in death. Geraldine was employed by the Faribault Regional Center for 30 years. Her family always came first and she enjoyed football, crossword puzzles, listening to country music and using her computer including Facebook.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanne (and Don) Michel of Morristown and Patricia (and Jerry) Schroeder of Faribault; 8 grandchildren, Kelly (and Ron) Landsverk of Faribault, Kim (and Tom) Bossmann of Faribault, Karrie (and Cris) Van Zuilen of Medford, Kathie (and Kevin) Vrieze of Faribault, James (and Ta'Mara) Hanscom of Sioux City, IA, Steven (and Susan) Hanscom of Sioux Falls, SD, Christopher Hanscom of St. Paul; Cory (and Melissa) Hanscom of New Brighton; great grandchildren, Paige, Tess and Luke Van Zuilen, Jill (and Dan) Stenbakken, Brett Bossmann, Jace (and sibling due in May) Vrieze, Heidi (and Charles) Hutchinson, AJ (and Sarahi) Hanscom, Laura (and Jordan) Gibson, Nicholas, Joshua and Chase Hanscom, Benjamin Hanscom Bolton, Elizabeth Hanscom; great great grandchildren, Parker Morrow, Isabell Stenbakken and Charles Hutchinson; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one great granddaughter, Brittney Rose Landsverk; and one brother, Milton "Bud" Bartelt.
Name: LeAnn (Bartelt) Peterson
Date: Wednesday November 02, 2011
Pat & Jeanne; It meant so much to me to be able to spend time on Sunday with you & Jeannes girls in the room with Aunt Gerry, To sit and visit about the most loving Aunt I have ever known. I so enjoyed all the phone calls I shared with Aunt Gerry over the years and the visits at her home, which weren't often enough. Kirsten also said she enjoyed facebook with Aunt Gerry and always appreciated being remembered on her birthday as well as Christmas, Easter, Halloween holidays with cards! She truly was a great woman. We will miss her much. love; LeAnn
Name: Joanna & Shelly Angell
Date: Wednesday November 02, 2011
Gibbs, We have known you for so, so many years. You have become more than a friend to me. I will always miss doing your hair and most of all our talks we shared. I remember taking you and Elsie (mother in law) to the store, since neither of you drove. I will miss you on Facebook and all the jokes you emailed me. I will especially miss our talks about "The Young and Restless" and what "Victor" was always up to! Every morning watching that I will always think of you! Your sports interests were far and above what many people would take an interest in. I am surprised you were not hired to be on ESPN! You got your wish now to be with the LORD, and we the Angell family are happy for you, but will miss seeing you.............Words can't express how much you have meant to me through the 43 years we have known each other. Your love for my kids and my family meant everything to me....you never missed a birthday card....Christmas card...........etc.....I will treasure our friendship and will miss you forever...until we see each other again my friend. Joanna Angell