Geraldine T. Faivre
1938 - 2021
BORN
1938
DIED
2021
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De Kalb, IL
Geraldine T. Faivre
Born: March 17, 1938 in Aurora, IL
Died: November 25, 2021 in DeKalb, IL
Geraldine T. (Zimny) Faivre of DeKalb, IL passed away at her home on November 25th, 2021, at the age of 83.
Geri was born in Aurora, IL to Raymond and Margaret (Hartman) Zimny on March 17, 1938. She attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic School and was a 1956 graduate of Naperville Community High School.
After graduation, she worked as an Efficiency Expert at Western Electric Co. in Cicero, IL. Geri was active with roller skate dancing and with the Dominic Club, a Catholic social club for singles, which is where she met the love of her life. Chuck and Geri were married on August 22, 1964 and together found joy in raising their eleven children.
Geri was a faithful wife and mother. Along with her husband, she worked with the children on their many 4-H projects, which involved raising cattle and pigs, planting gardens, and showing horses. They also made sure there was a good measure of adventure along the way, with summer trips to Colorado and getaways to their recreational farm, where the children enjoyed trail riding their horses. Geri raised her family with a strong set of values, and as her faith deepened in her later years, she prayed every day for each of her children and grandchildren to trust in Jesus and live their lives for him.
Geri's hobbies included reading, baking, gardening, knitting and quilting. She found delight in blessing others through her hobbies. Each of her grandchildren received a personalized baby quilt when they were born and a homemade ornament for Christmas each year. She also donated baby quilts to DeKalb County Quilt Guild's "Generosity Project." Geri was a loved and admired member of her community. She cared for others in many ways, including as a volunteer for Hospice. She was known by all for her generosity and love for those less fortunate. She lived her life in service to others and modeled living by faith in difficult circumstances.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Larry (Debbie) Faivre of Crescent City, FL, Dan (Libby) Faivre of DeKalb, Ken (Jill) Faivre of DeKalb, Chuck (Linda) Faivre of DeKalb, Ray (Cheryl) Faivre of DeKalb, Mark (Chong Suk) Faivre of Kapolei, HI, Scott (Cindy) Faivre of DeKalb, Bill (Michelle) Faivre of LaMoille, IL, Tony (Beth) Faivre of DeKalb, Michelle (Paul) Connolly of Chicago, IL; 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Raymond Zimny of Naperville, IL and Martin (Pam) Zimny of Ooltewah, TN; and she will be lovingly remembered by her close circle of friends, her sewing group, who she has met with regularly for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck; their daughter, Linda Faivre; her parents; and her sister, Betty Marshall.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Church in DeKalb on November 30th. Buria followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation was Monday, November 29th at Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St in DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, Geri's family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to We Care Pregnancy or Feed My Starving Children.
The family would like to offer sincere appreciation to the staff of Dr. Thakkar and Lehans pharmacy.
Arrangements were entrusted to: Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL, 60115 (815) 758-3841.


Published by The MidWeek News from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2021.
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I was in the sewing group with Geri for many years. Geri was so talented and helped many of us with projects. She was Someone you could always depend on!
Sally Smith
December 14, 2021
Chong suk faivre
December 6, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to all of the family. We hope you find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that she loved you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karen & Rakesh Sapra
Friend
December 4, 2021
To all the Chuck and Geri family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Geri. My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
Margot Burchard
December 2, 2021
My thoughts and prayers lift up the entire Faivre family on the loss of Gerri... Her's was a life well-lived. May you all find God's peace and comfort in that.
Sherri Benes
November 29, 2021
Michelle - I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mom. My prayers are with you.
Donna Essenfeld
Other
November 29, 2021
Saddened by your loss. Hopefully time, family and friends will help ease the pain.
Joseph Casurella
November 29, 2021
We fondly recall the friendliness extended to us by Geri and Chuck while attending St. Mary's. Our condolences.
Jerry & Ging Smith
November 29, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
JoAnne Preas
Friend
November 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Many prayers to the family. God Bless you
Frank Preas
Friend
November 28, 2021
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