Geraldine M. ‘Geri’ Baran

July 6, 1943 - Dec. 12, 2008

Geraldine M. Baran "Geri" (nee Manley) of Waukesha, formerly of Hartland, ascended to heaven and became an angel on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at age 65.

Geri was a compassionate caregiver sharing her gifts and talents with many. She enjoyed the outdoors and nature, especially camping and taking walks with her family.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 42 years, Bill; her loving children, Steven, Wendy (Harold) Yates and Heather; and her dear grandchildren, Amanda, Dakota and William. In addition, she will be sorely missed by her mother, Pat (the late Robert) Manley; her siblings, Kathleen Smith, Robert Manley Jr., Peggy (Kenneth) Mesick and Debra (Skip) Elger; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home. Final rest will be in St. Charles Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to AngelsGrace Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland, is serving the family. For more information, please call 367-2156 or visit www.evertlukofuneralhome.com.