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1947 - 2019
BUFFALO GROVE - Geraldine Ann Shafer (nee Lindsay) 71, passed away peacefully July 30, 2019 at JourneyCare Hospice/NCH. She had breast cancer 28 years ago and fought Metastatic Breast Cancer with strength and grace for the last 4½ years. Born 1947 in Canton, Ohio to Clyde and Louise (Gotshall) Lindsay of Louisville, Ohio. Gerry was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Louise; and beloved sister Terrie Lou Lindsay. Gerry is survived by her husband of 50 years, loving mother of Carrie Ann (Dykstra), and proud grandmother of grandson Luke; brother Tom (Judy) Lindsay of Homeworth, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Gerry graduated from Louisville HS and Van Dean Beauty School in 1965; and attended Kent State University. She had successful careers as a managing beautician, banking and health care insurance professional (Hospital and Doctor's offices). She worked and lived life at 110%; she loved cooking, gardening, sports, Chicago Cubs, travel and boating. A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday August 17th at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 401 West Dundee Road in Buffalo Grove followed by a celebration of Gerry's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Metavivor: https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/ ; Breast Cancer Research Foundation: https://give.bcrf.org or Kingswood United Methodist Church.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Aug. 7 to Aug. 11, 2019
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