Geraldine "Gerre" J. Kvarness, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 3:55 p.m. at her home.
She was born on August 1, 1940 in Breckenridge, Minnesota to William and Esther Skillings Buchholz. She had worked at CorTec as the financial manager, JK Precast, Fayette County Memorial Hospital billing as well as the Home Health Department of the Hospital. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She enjoyed going to casinos, golfing and bowling. She loved spending time with her family and her extended church family. Gerre thoroughly enjoyed traveling to places like Myrtle Beach, Gatlinburg, the Spring Fling to North Dakota with her family and most recently went on a 4000 mile trip by herself.
Gerre was preceded in death by her parents, son Gregory Kvarness, brother Ricky Buchholz and step-father Imer Johnson.
She is survived by her husband Ron Kvarness, whom she married on October 17, 1959; her children Michael Kvarness and his fiancé, Amy Cordial and Kelly (Jeff) Elliott all of Washington CH; grandchildren Chad and Cody Elliott, Michael Hunt, Tyler, Meghin, Rachel and Ryan Kvarness; great-grandchildren Julian, Dominic and Bradley Hunt; siblings Donna (Kurt) Mellem, Al "Butch" (Kathy) Buchholz, Roger (Marilyn) Buchholz and Bob Buchholz; sister-in-law Karen Branch as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends including special friend, Mary Kimmey.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Marty Francis officiating with burial to follow at the Washington Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1003 N. North St., Washington CH, OH 43160.
Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com.