Age 85, passed away on December 5, 2020 in Elk River, MN due to the progression of Ahleizmer’s disease.
Survived by her husband William “Bill”; children, Josh, Mary (Brian) McGibbon, Colleen (Al) Bird, Jim (Emily Frye), Denise (Troy) Henke; grandchildren, Chris Fortin, Cassie Fortin, Nikki (Chris) Masimore, Ricki (Ryan) Skalicky, Bailey (Kory Eik) Mevissen; great-grandchildren, Christopher Jr, Ethan, & Remington; siblings, Tom (Verna) McConnell, Kathy (Roger) Johnson; many nieces, nephews and friends.
She raised her children in New Hope, MN and was very active in their lives. She was a talented porcelain artist, a member of the World Organization of China Painters, a member of the MN Porcelain Artist and Teachers Guild and taught for over 40 years. She held a booth at the MN State Fair for 30 yrs., she and Bill traveled the U.S. doing various shows, visiting friends, and enjoying life.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the family is planning to have a Celebration of Jerry’s life in the spring of 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=32112&32112.donation=form1) and Guardian Angels (www.guardianangelsmn.org/make-difference/donate).
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