Goshen News, Goshen, IN


November 25, 2012

Geraldine H. ‘Gerrie’ Smith

SYRACUSE — Geraldine H. “Gerrie” Smith, 95, of Syracuse passed away Sunday at her residence.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1917 in Fort Wayne to Robert T. and Evelyn (Druitt) Smith.

Gerrie lived and worked in Fort Wayne while also living and raising her family in the Syracuse area. Upon retiring from the Wayne Township Assessors office in Allen County, she moved full time to Syracuse.

She is survived by her three sons, Jay (Susan) Brouwer, Syracuse, Rob (Connie) Smith, Rockford, Mich., and Greg (Barb) Smith, Syracuse; two daughters, Bonnie (Ken) Eddleblute, Kingman, Ariz., and Susie (Jim) Johnson, Round Rock, Texas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her late husbands, Lester Brouwer and Orrin Smith as well as a grandson, Will Laudick and a sister, Irene Hensler.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church, Syracuse.

Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be made to eastlundfuneralhome.com.

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