Kohler (nee Schmidt), Geraldine âGerriâ, 73, of Chetek, formerly of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Verle and Renee Schmidt; sisters, Judy (Ron) Peltier and Kathy Raschke; and former husband, Harry McGoon. She is survived by her companion of 25 years, Duane Reischel; daughters, Sherry (Justin) Carrie, Karlene, and Kelly (Bruce); 6 grandchildren, Dominique, Donavan, Dvante, Demetrius, Diamond, and Dimaggio; 4 great grandchildren, Ziyon, Julian, Legacy, and Beautiful; siblings, Nancy (Bob) LaCosse, Mike Schmidt, and Heidi Schmidt; and many other family and friends.
Gerri graduated from White Bear Lake High School and worked for 32 years as a telephone operator. Once she retired, she settled in Chetek, WI and spent a lot of her time traveling. She enjoyed cruises and spending her winters in Texas. She also enjoyed sewing, country music, and was an excellent cook and baker (especially her baked beans). She loved to talk and spend time with people- she could start a conversation with anyone. She was very loved and will be greatly missed by her family.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 4741 Bald Eagle Ave., White Bear Lake, with a visitation an hour prior at the church. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimerâs Association.
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