Geraldine E. Fifer, 90

Geraldine E. Fifer (nee Bach), of Cedarburg and formerly of Wheaton, Ill., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 22, 2010, at the age of 90. Private services will be held.

Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg is assisting the family. For online condolences, please go to www.muellerfuneral
home.com.

Geraldine was born in Chicago on Feb. 14, 1920, one of twin daughters of Robert August and Orel Lucinda (nee Fulton) Bach.  The family moved to Glen Ellyn, Ill., when the twins were 12. Geraldine married Albert C. Fifer in Chicago on Oct.19, 1941, and she continued to live in Illinois until his death in 1999.

Geraldine worked part time at the Glen Ellyn, Ill., library and also at Threadneedle Square where she did a lot of sewing. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Glen Ellyn. Geraldine enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, reading fiction novels and traveling, especially to Europe, going several times to England where her twin sister resided.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Jill (Kenton) Toomey of Round Rock, Texas, and Susan (David) Kelly of Cedarburg; grandchildren, Ryan (Norma) Toomey of Tampa, Fla., Brandon (Trish) Toomey of Mahtomedi, Minn., Michelle Kelly of Milwaukee and Elizabeth Kelly of Milwaukee; great-grandson, Markus Toomey of Tampa, Fla.; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Albert, and her twin sister, Oreline B. (Hilary) Page.

Special thanks to all the physicians and caregivers at Lasata Care Center, Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee and Horizon Hospice.