Seger, Geraldine A.
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Geraldine Anna Seger, age 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Irving on December 30, 2018.
Geraldine (Gerri) was born in Grand Rapids on September 12, 1923, the daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude Myers. Her childhood home was in the Irish community of Parnell, Michigan. Geraldine grew up on a dairy farm south of Parnell near Cannonsburg and attended classes at St. Patrick’s Catholic School from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating in 1941. She later graduated from Davenport College.
Geraldine married Carl K. Seger on November 4, 1944, and together they raised six sons.
Geraldine loved Christmas celebrations and birthday parties. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed animals and the outdoors. She was a dedicated homemaker and lovingly served an untold number of meals to her family through the years which included her delicious and unforgettable cinnamon rolls.
Geraldine was very proud of her Irish background. She felt that her red hair was an outward reflection of that special heritage; and because the color green reminded her of Ireland, she loved every shade of green under the sun.
She enjoyed working in the office at Hastings Piston Ring for 23 years. After retiring she was able to spend a few winters in Florida where she made more friends and enjoyed the warm weather. Her years in Irving were cherished because of her wonderful neighbors who became some of her closest friends.
Geraldine was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Caledonia. She always found faith and hope in her religion. She often recalled with fondness her days at school in Parnell with Catholic nuns as her teachers.
She was very devoted to her son Russell who suffered from a serious accident. She dedicated nearly 40 years of her life to helping Russ regain mobility and to recover his health as much as possible. The two of them loved to play Yahtzee together and seldom missed playing their favorite game after dinner.
Geraldine is preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Myers; mother, Gertrude Abraham Myers; husband, Carl K. Seger; brother, Jack Myers; sons, Robert (Bob) Seger, Martin (Marty) Seger.
Geraldine is survived by her sons, Larry (Linda) Seger, Norman (Dorothy) Seger, Gary (Donna) Seger, Russell Seger; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Friends and relatives may meet with the family on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Holy Family Catholic Church where her Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., with a light luncheon to follow. A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Middleville. Memorial contributions in Geraldine’s memory may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church, 9669 Kraft Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI, 49316. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Geraldine’s family.