OCONOMOWOC

Geraldine A.‘Geri’ Schuster (nee Grainer)


July 18, 1936 – May 22, 2013


Geraldine A. “Geri” Schuster (nee Grainer), 76, of Oconomowoc, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice with her family and friends by her side.

Geri is survived by her sons, Kurt (Dawn) Schuster and Mark Schuster; daughter, Lori Arnold; and brother, Jim (Kay) Grainer. She was the cherished grandmother and great-grandmother to Holli (Levi) Merrill, Jacob Schuster, Andi Schuster, Evan Schuster, Nina Arnold, Shana (Matthew) Stark, Molli Hoban, Joey Folk, Neviah Stark and Rhema Stark. Geri is also survived by her special friend, Andy Anderson, along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, and a daughter, Doni Jo Hoban.

Geri ran the family plumbing business in Oconomowoc from 1964 until her retirement in 1998. With emphasis on family first, a tradition started in 1968 through 1971 of camping every weekend in the summer. A family cottage was purchased on Lake Puckaway in 1972 where family weekends took place for the next 42 years. Geri enjoyed entertaining her family and friends, traveling, especially to Hawaii for the last 32 years, gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards with the ladies and spending time with her family.

A celebration of Geri’s life took place at Pagenkopf Funeral Home in Oconomowoc on Tuesday, May 28.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Angels­Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

Special thank you to the staff at AngelsGrace Hospice and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital for their care and support.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.