Geraldine Ann "Jerrie" Elder nee Schert. Born January 16, 1928 and returned home to God April 17, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Walter J. Elder. Loving mother of John, Joanne (Mark) Johnson, and Jim (Lisa) Elder. Cherished grandmother to Jeff (Stephanie), Mike (Amy), Matt (Amy), Zach, Ryan and Katie. Also six great grand children. Loving daughter of the late J. Harold and the late Ethel Schert. Dear sister of Russ (Bernie) Schert. Jerrie was a hand and foot model. She was also a talented seamstress, who made costumes for area high schools. She was a dancer in church festivals, where she was remembered as "Pearlie". She was involved in most of the activities at the Niles Senior Center. An avid camper with her husband and kids. She enjoyed the garden club and Catholic Women's Club. Her legacy for involvement and zest for life will go on to all who have been touched by her spirit.
Visitation Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 8025 W. Golf Road in Niles. Funeral Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home to St. John Brebeuf Church. Mass 11:30 a.m. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to comforthospice.net. Info 847-581-0536 or www.colonialfuneral.com
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