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Geraldine E. Jeske

May 16, 1927 - September 21, 2019

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Geraldine E. Jeske, age 92, of Colby, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Waterford in Colby.


A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity. Reverend Amy Heinz will officiate. Inurnment will take place in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Colby at a later date. Family and friends are welcome from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.


Geraldine was born on May 16, 1927, the daughter of William Ike  and Elma  (Kops)) Hudson in Marshfield, WI. 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, James Peterson of Medford, Jennifer (Kurt Studinger) Peterson 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, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence and her siblings, Dorothy Talcott, Margorie Runge and Harold Hudson.

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