Geraldine “Gerry” Fechhelm (Blume) age 82, passed away on Dec. 31, 2019.
She was born on August 29, 1937 in Marathon, WI, the daughter of Robert and Marie (Kamenick) Blume. She graduated from Marathon High School in 1955. Gerry married Thomas Fechhelm on July 5, 1958 in Marathon, WI. Gerry retired from the State of Wisconsin Job Service. Her hobbies included baking, gardening, camping and touring the United States with Tom in their RV.
Gerry is survived by her husband Tom and their children Linda (Ed) Bartus, Geneva, IL; Richard, Wausau, WI; Kathleen Gregory, Waunakee, WI; Ronald, Wausau, WI as well as grandchildren Quinn Devlin, Garrett Bartus; Aaron, Kyle and Lauren Gregory; and two great-grandchildren, Brody and Adeline Devlin. She is further survived by her brother Marvin (Beverly) Blume, sister-in-law Mary Fechhelm and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was proceeded in death by her parents and sisters Dorothy Springer and RoseMarie Dreikosen as well as numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
A mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 621 N. 2nd Street, Wausau, with Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. There will be a meal following the ceremony. Gerry will be buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marathon, WI at a later date.
The family wishes to thank Brightstar Senior Living and Agrace HospiceCare for all of their wonderful care given to Gerry. Memorials may be made to Church of the Resurrection or to Agrace HospiceCare.
Peterson Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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