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Gereau, Beverly R.

Beverly R. Gereau, 90, Wausau, died Thursday May 8, 2014 at Stone Crest Residence, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born October 4, 1923, in Marshfield, daughter of the late Waldo and Florence (Eimerman) Rasmussen. On February 21, 1942, she married David Gereau in Marshfield. He preceded her in death.

Prior to her retirement, Beverly had been employed for 30 years in the circulation department of the Wausau Daily Herald. Among her favorite things to do were cooking, baking, canning and gardening. She was passionate about bowling, enjoyed the company of little children and loved polka dancing. Many Friday and Saturday nights were spent enjoying the company of friends amid the old time sounds of polka and waltzes.

In past years, Beverly and David were active members of PTO Stunt Night and were active members of the Bible Church.

Survivors include her children, Roger Gereau, Palm Coast, Fla., Gloria (Rev. Evert) Atkinson, Longview, Wash., Betty (Michael) Anger, Eau Claire, Patricia (Roger) Wix, Wausau, Ronald (Carolyn) Gereau, Palm Coast, Fla., Robert Gereau, Schofield, a daughter-in=law, Cheryl Gereau, Palm Coast, Fla., 16 grandchildren, Lance, Maria, Peter, Rebekah, Michelle, Todd, Ashley, Stacy, Lucas, Kimberly, Justin, Jordan, John, Tyler, Candice, MacKenize, 23 great grandchildren, one brother, Gordon (Lois) Rasmussen, Marshfield, brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruth Gabrielson, Minneapolis, Minn., John (Nancy) Gereau, Rockford, Ill., Sara Hilton, Pecatonia, Ill., Natalie Domres, Two Rivers. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elihu Rasmussen and three sisters, Geraldine Domres, Lucille Rasmussen and Elizabeth Rasmussen.

Funeral services will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday May 13, 2014 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Rev. Evert Atkinson will officiate. Entombment will be in the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services at the Sixth Street funeral home.

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Published in Stevens Point Journal from May 9 to May 11, 2014
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