Geri J. Boehme


Sept. 5, 1927 - Nov. 25, 2012


Germaine “Geri” J. Boehme of Waukesha passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the age of 85. She was born Sept. 5, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Verona (nee Gottsacker) Karsnick.


Geri married the love of her life, Merrill Boehme, on May 1, 1948. She was a longtime member of St. William Catholic Church in Waukesha. Geri was great at knitting, sewing and crocheting. She loved to cook and enjoyed collecting recipes. Geri’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, her children and visiting with her grandchildren.


Geri will be sadly missed by her husband of 64 years, Merrill; daughters, Mary Jo (Jeff) Krueger of St. Croix Falls, Karen Boehme (Robert Mackey) of Elm Grove and Julie (Dale) Alexander of Loveland, Ohio; her grandchildren, Bryn (Ryan) Lillie of Dresser, and Janna Krueger of Minneapolis, Minn.; her great-grandchildren, Kaylee Shingleton and Liam Lillie; her brother, Kenneth (Marie) Karsnick of Racine; her brother-in-law, Thomas (Pat) Boehme; as well as other relatives and friends.

Geri was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation for Geri will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Monday, Dec. 10, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick and the Rev. Walter Boehme will officiate the Mass. There will be a private family burial of cremains at a later date at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by the family in Geri’s memory to Seasons Hospice, 3217 Fiddlers Creek Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.