Geraldine Joyce “Geri” Jorges, age 79, of Otsego, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at North Ridge Homes in New Hope.
She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Amery, WI, to Myles and Delia Nelson. Geraldine was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Dassel.
She grew up in Dassel, and attended Dassel High School.
Geri married Richard Warin in 1954; and then married Dennis Jorges in 1965.
A loving mother and homemaker, Geri enjoyed yard work, feeding and watching the birds, and spending time at the cabin. She was a great cook, and cherished the times spent with her family.
Geri was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; daughter-in-law Wendy; father Myles Nelson; brother Jerome; sister Janet; brother-in-law Bill, and sister-in-law Lona.
She is survived by her children, Cindy (Paul) Fedor of Robbinsdale, Debbie Daak and special friend, Paul, of Golden Valley, Tammy (Dave) Schmidt of Zimmerman, and Doug Jorges and special friend, Kristi, of Otsego; nine grandchildren, Tania and Tamara Fedor, Angie and Kevin Daak, Mandy and Kyle Schmidt, Shannon (Tony) Wojciak, and Alesha and Haley Jorges; and one great-grandchild, Chase.
Geri is further survived by her mother, Delia Nelson of Dassel; sisters Pat Barritt of Crystal, Mary Jackson of Dassel, and Doris (Chet) of Portland, OR; brothers Joe, Lloyd, and Doug (Muggs) Nelson of Dassel; and sisters-in-law Gail Nelson of Darwin, and Sharon (Marv) Ohm of Watertown.
The funeral service took place Thursday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at Washburn McGreavy Glen Haven Chapel in Crystal, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.