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Case, Geraldine Ann (Caudill)

Jeri Case, daughter, sister, wife, mom, aunt, gramma, great-grandmother, and friend of Appleton, died peacefully at home on May 2, 2013, from breast cancer. Jeri was one of 13 children born to William and Emily Caudill in Watersmeet, Michigan. on October 7, 1931. She was married to Harold Case in Chicago, IL in April of 1950. They lived in California. while Harold served in the Korean War, and then returned to Chicago. before moving to the Fox Valley, residing in both Neenah, and Appleton. They built a home on Lake Camelot, near Nekoosa WI, where they enjoyed many years entertaining and building special memories for their grandchildren. Jeri and Harold wintered many years in Seaside, FL. where they enjoyed new friends, the sun, the sand, and the sea. All those who knew and loved her will remember her for the joy she found in entertaining, baking, knitting, reading, hanging sheets on the line, and sharing in her grandchildren's lives.

Jeri is survived by her husband Harold; her daughters, Pam (Chuck) Bate of Appleton; Jill Case-Wirth of Appleton; Amy Case of Madison; five grandchildren, Emily (Kevin) Grasse of Charleston, SC; Anna Bate of Washington D.C.; Alex Bate of Salt Lake City, UT; Allison Wirth of Wilson, NC; and Haley Bate of Madison. Jeri was further blessed with two great-granddaughters, Addison, and Genevieve Grasse who brought her much joy; Sisters, Nancy (son, Craig and Debbie) Peterson of Appleton; Carolyn McRae of Iron River, MI; Judy (Albert) Peterson of Watersmeet MI; Betty (Clark) Henry of Woodruff, WI; Kathy (Steve) Worachek of Ewen, MI.; brothers, Bob (Helen) Caudill of Marquette, MI; Dick Caudill of Watersmeet, MI; Paul (Nancy) Caudill Westerville, OH; and Tom (Laurel) Caudill of Bruce Crossing, MI; and sister in-law, June (Lee) Hardy of Phoenix, AR. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jeri was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Bill, and, sisters, Patricia, and Mary Sue.

A service and celebration of her life will be held this summer in Watersmeet, MI. Her family extends a special thank you to Dr. Raymond Georgen, Dr. Robert Nonn, Dr. David Schultz, Dr. Jack Swanson, and the ThedaCare at Home Hospice team, especially Mary who provided her with compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in Jeri's name to both the William and Emily Caudill Scholarship Fund in c/o Watersmeet High School, Watersmeet MI, or a memorial fund has been established at the Appleton Medical Center Foundation - 1818 N. Meade Street, Appleton, WI 54911. Gifts will be directed to the Martha Siekman Cancer Center.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 5, 2013
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