Sime, Geraldine Thatcher "Gerry" Age 82, of Wayzata, MN and Marco Island, Florida, went to heaven to begin her new job as a guardian angel on October 21st, 2013. Gerry grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in elementary education. She was a beloved substitute teacher in the Hopkins, MN School District and at Tommie Barfield Elementary School on Marco Island. She loved working with children and being with family - gathering them around her at their home in Minnetonka or by the pool on Marco. One of her favorite activities was playing cards with all her wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and William Thatcher; and sister, Marlene Samson. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William; children, Susan, Mike (Pam), and Stephen; grandchildren, Tyler, Kasey, Alex, and Claire; twin sister, Jackie Radde; nieces, Debbie (Roger) Knudson, and Sandy (Doug) Davidson; nephews, Bobby Radde, Billy Radde, Patrick (Connie) Samson, KC (Carol) Samson, Danny (Gail) Samson, and Billy (Mallory) Samson; and former daughter-in-law, Shawn Lorenz. "We will all carry her generous and loving spirit in our hearts. She will be greatly missed." Mass of Chrsitan Burial Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Victoria Catholic Church, 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria, MN 55386 (952-443-2661). Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Private family interment Lakewood Cemetery. Reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Gerry's name to Tommie Barfield Elementary School, Marco Island, FL 34145, Disabled American Vets, or St. Victoria Catholic Church, Victoria MN 55386. Huber Funerals & Cremations Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595 www.huberfunerals.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.