Geraldine E. Jeske 1927-2019
Geraldine E. Jeske
Geraldine E. Jeske, 92, of Colby, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at the Waterford in Colby. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. Reverend Amy Heinz officiated. Inurnment will take place in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Colby at a later date. Family and friends were welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.
Geraldine was born on May 16, 1927, the daughter of William Ike and Elma (Kops) Hudson in Marshfield. She attended Unity Grade School and graduated from Unity High School. Geraldine worked with her husband Lawrence in their Four Corners Cheese Factory by Curtiss east of highway 29 for ten years and Knox Mills Cheese Factory in Brantwood for two years, retiring in 1974, moving to Abbotsford and in 2011, she moved to Colby. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking and going on short trips, especially watching the fall colors.
Geraldine is survived by her children, Larry (Kaye) Jeske of Colby and Linda (Lyle) Peterson of Medford; grandchildren, Mike (Robin) Jeske of Gilman, Brian (Kim) Jeske of Franklin, Mark (Heather) Jeske of Colby, Thomas Jeske of Spencer and James Peterson and Jennifer (Kurt Studinger) Peterson, all of Medford; great-grandchildren, Brock Newberry, Britney (Mike) Solberg, Brooke Jeske, Tyler Jeske, Josh Jeske, Emma Jeske, Connor Jeske, Brent Jeske, Derek Jeske and Andrew Jeske; great-great-grandson, Noah Solberg; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; and her siblings, Dorothy Talcott, Margorie Runge and Harold Hudson.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements. Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.