Photography

Geraldine "Jerry" K. (McConnell) Simertz

October 29, 1935 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

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).

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Geraldine "Jerry" K. (McConnell) Simertz, please visit our floral store.


Services

You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Geraldine "Jerry" K. (McConnell) Simertz
© 2021 Dare's Funeral & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy