Geraldine M. "Gerri" Rose
1952 - 2021
McDonald Funeral Home
1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL
Geraldine 'Gerri' M. Rose
Born: June 28, 1952 in Sterling, IL
Died: August 18, 2021 in Sterling, IL
CHADWICK – Geraldine "Gerri" M. Rose, age 69, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Rock River Hospice & Home.
Gerri was born on June 28, 1952 in Sterling, the daughter of Irvin and Dorothy (Maxwell) Boles. She married Rodney Rose on February 15, 1975 in Rock Falls. Gerri was employed as a cashier with K-Mart in Sterling for 27 years and Wal-Mart in Sterling for 15 years, retiring in 2017. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting elephants, and John Wayne movies and loved all animals.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Boles of Morrison; her husband, Rodney of Chadwick; one daughter, Annette (Chaivan Price) Rose of Chadwick; two sisters, Bonnie (Ted) Huberts of Silvis and Mary (Larry) Schipper of Morrison; and two brothers, Wayne (Lisa) Boles and Lyle (Terri) Boles both of Morrison.
She was preceded in death by her father, two brothers, Robert and Richard Boles.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Cedar Ridge Pavilion in Rockwood State Park in Morrison.
Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.
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Published by Sauk Valley News from Sep. 20 to Sep. 22, 2021.
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Dear sister, you will never be forgotten and always loved.
Mary Schipper
September 28, 2021
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