Geraldine “Jerrie” Mead passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at her home in Somerset, Wisconsin at the age of 57.
Geraldine Louise Mead was born Feb. 2, 1962, in Glendale, California. She was the second child and oldest daughter born to Paul and Martha (Stringham) Mead. When she was still a toddler her family moved back to Minnesota.
Jerrie started grade school in White Bear Lake and finished elementary, junior high and high school in Pine City, graduating in 1980. She went to Dunwoody to be a baker and worked a few years as that. She returned to college to become a registered nurse, working at Rush City Hospital and then at Polaris Industries in Osceola, Wisconsin. Jerrie had her first two sons and they lived in Cameron, Wisconsin for several years until they moved to Somerset where she had her third son. She lived there until her death.
Jerrie enjoyed stamping and making cards, sewing, machine embroidering and any type of crafts. She had a long-standing stamping blog, “Coloring outside the Linez” and made several friends through the internet. She had a great sense of humor, always ready with a joke or a “word of the day” and was happy to spend time with family or have “adventures” with her friends.
Jerrie will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her sons: Ryan (Laurel) Wiberg, Jason (Sami) Wiberg and Wyatt Mead; grandchildren: Riley, Henry and Parker; siblings: John (Dawn) Mead, Julie (Nils) Andersson, Brenda (Scott) Balts and Paula (Bruce) Jaskulke; 19 nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles.
She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Martha Mead and her grandparents.
Funeral services for Jerrie will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City with a time of visitation for family and friends one hour prior to the service. The interment will take place at Union Cemetery, Hustletown.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City – Swanson Chapel. FuneralAndCremationService.com