Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Roberts

Sept. 16, 1931 - Aug. 9, 2009

Geraldine “Gerry” Roberts of Waukesha died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at LindenGrove Health Care Center at the age of 77. Gerry was born Sept. 16, 1931, the daughter of John and Lucy Sleik.

She married David Roberts on May 19, 1956. He preceded her in death in 1998. She was an LPN at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for 27 years.

Gerry will be sadly missed by her daughters, Jill (Thomas) Brown of Waukesha and Julie Roberts of Waukesha; son, David (Margie) Roberts of Wauwatosa; grandson, Matthew Roberts; sister-in-law, Marion Sleik of La Crosse; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth (Ruth) Roberts of Waukesha and Harold (Karen) Washburn of Waukesha. Gerry is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. vigil service Thursday, Aug. 13, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass on Friday, Aug. 14, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick will officiate. Burial will take place at Salem Cemetery immediately following the Mass.

Memorials in Gerry’s name may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

Gerry’s family extends a special thank you to the staffs of Waukesha Memorial Hospital on 5 Medical, Linden Ridge in Mukwonago, LindenGrove in Waukesha and Seasons Hospice for the wonderful care they provided Gerry and their family.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.