Geraldine E. Jankoski

Geraldine E. Jankoski (nee Michaels),77, of West Bend, passed away Sunday May 24, 2009. at her residence.

Geraldine was born on Sept. 23, 1931, in Antigo, to Ralph and Ella (nee Kegley) Michaels. She lived in Antigo until the age of 5 at which time she moved to Milwaukee. After her schooling was complete, she met and married Richard Jankoski. She enjoyed raising her family, and when they were all grown, she began caring for people in their homes. Geraldine loved sewing, needlepoint, crocheting and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a very giving person, who found pleasure in the simplist things. She was a member of the Wheel Watchers Club.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Richard (Sylvia) of Arizona, Valerie (Michael) O’Meara of Stevens Point, Julie (Joe) Reinders of Okauchee, Cristi Winkler of West Bend, Peggy (Keith) Hankerson of West Bend and Anthony of West Bend. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Greg (Kristine) Elliott, Jessie Boylen, Jasmine Jankoski, Daniel O’Meara, Maureen (Sam) O’Meara-Rowen, Maggie (Sam) O’Meara-Dunaiski, Justin and Erika Reinders, Paul and Mathew Winkler, Jessica (Mike) Jante, Ryan, Janelle and Annette Hankerson; five great-grandchildren, four sisters, five brothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard, and son, Marty.

A memorial service will be on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. Jeffrey Haines officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, May 28, from 4 p.m. until time of service. Memorials are appreciated.

A special thank you to all her wonderful friends that shared their lives with her.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.