Geraldine Mildred Berndt "Aunt Geri", age 94, of Wisconsin
Dells, passed on to be with the Lord February 17, 2009 at
the Liberty Manor in Adams, Wisconsin.
celebration of Geraldine’s life will be 11:00 a.m. on
Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the United Presbyterian
in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Pastor Steve Keller & Pastor David Bowman will officiate.
Interment will be at the White Creek Cemetery, White Creek,
Visitation will be Thursday at
the United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells from 10:00
a.m. until the time of service.
Geraldine was born May 29, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio to George
Edward and Lillian Mildred (White) Jones. She
graduated from high school and completed two years of
college in Cleveland Ohio. Geraldine was united in
marriage to Lloyd Wintersteen on January 10, 1943 in
Cleveland, Ohio, who passed in his mid 50’s and is buried in
the White Creek Cemetery.
was a bookkeeper for many years for Lloyd’s medical lab that
he opened after his service in the Army as a medic.
December of 1962 Geraldine married Elmer Berndt of Wisconsin
Dells and spent the next seven years as owners/operators of
the Arrowhead Motel in Wisconsin Dells. They spent their
winters in Florida where she enjoyed fishing and gathering
cypress knees with her husband and housekeeper Gracie.
Geraldine also enjoyed bow-hunting and rifle hunting. She
was well known for her passion for chocolate.
Geraldine found great joy in providing philanthropically for
her Church, Hope House, Mary House of Hospitality and the
Gunderson Lutheran Hospital Chaplains Training Program of La
was a member of the Wisconsin Dells Order of the Eastern
Star. She served as a Worthy Matron beginning in 1987 and
became a Perpetual Member in 1991.
Geraldine will be dearly missed by her family and Cookie and
wishes were that memorials be directed to the Big Spring
Church Building Fund.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Elmer Berndt, First husband, Lloyd Winterstein;
brother: Wally Jones; niece:
Linda Standon; and housekeeper and friend, Gracie Pierson.
Niece: Nancy (David) Bowman of
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Niece: Barbara (Jim) Roddy of
Further survived by 10 great
nieces & Nephews, 23 great grand Nieces & nephews and one
great great grand niece.
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