Geraldine H. Hoernemann, age 95, of Glencoe, Minnesota, formerly of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Prairie Community Church, 700 1st Ave N, P.O. Box 85, Lester Prairie, Minnesota 55354.
Geraldine Harriet Hoernemann was born on February 22, 1927, in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Arthur and Lorena (Jenneke) Kolbe. Geraldine was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both in Lester Prairie. Her family made their home in Lester Prairie. Geraldine received her education at Lester Prairie Schools and graduated from Lester Prairie High School class of 1945.
Geraldine was united in marriage to Elmer A. Hoernemann on June 8, 1945, at Evangelical and Reformed Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Bunge. The couple resided in Lester Prairie in a home that was designed by Elmer. Their marriage was blessed with two children, SueAnn and Steven. They shared 62 years of marriage together until Elmer’s passing on April 7, 2010.
Geraldine was a member of the Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie.
Geraldine enjoyed spending her time outdoors tending to her gardens and landscaping around their home. She was grateful to make many memories by doing a significant amount of travel throughout the years with her family. She greatly cherished the time she spent with her family.
Geraldine passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 95 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Geraldine is survived by her
Daughter, SueAnn Fynewever and her husband, Mark, of Cincinnati, OH;
Son, Steve Hoernemann and his wife, Margaret, of Avon, IN;
Grandchildren, Kristina Ritter and her husband, Mike, Kurtis Ericson and his wife, Jamie;
Great-grandchildren, Landon Howell, Theodore Ericson;
Step-great-grandchildren, Austin Ritter and Kenzie Ritter.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her Husband, Elmer Hoernemann; Parents, Arthur and Lorena Kolbe.
Julie (Ehrke) Hoof says
What a sweet lady. Many wonderful memories.
Linda Hoernemann says
So sorry to hear of Geraldine’s passing. Glad I got to meet you, Steve.
May the good Lord be with you at this difficult time.
Your friends at HearingLife in Glencoe.
Matt Tonn says
Such a sweet, spunky, little lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed.
Marcia (Quast)) Jopp says
Steve, Sue, and families,
My sympathy to you on the loss of your mother. She had a good life and a wonderful family. The last time I ran into her was when she and your dad were having lunch at V’s Grill in Winsted. Your dad was having health issues at that time. We had a very nice little visit. It is always so much fun seeing and visiting with friends from the past! I hope you are all doing well!
Liz Schwarze says
Always enjoyed visiting Gerry through the years. I remember seeing her either walking or riding her bike to or from town to get her mail. Away she we go! Liz
Joyce (Selchow) Miller says
I loved Gerry! I got to know her best in her “Golden Years.” She would walk or bike by my townhouse (next to Donny Splettstazer’s house) on her way to walk on the school track. We had so many nice visits. She old me about growing up above the hardware store. Then, once she got married, they built a new house. When she & Elmer got married & built their house, she thought it was practically in the country, it was so far away from the “action” in downtown LP. (The town caught up with them slowly, one house at a time.) We would sometimes go to concerts together through the Glencoe Concert series. She enjoyed them all. I know she’s now singing in the concert to praise our Lord…with Elmer at her side/ My sympathy to you, Steve & SueAnn.
Mary Wilke(Tonn) says
Sue, Steve, and families with sympathy to all. Such a sweet, caring, lady and will be missed. Mom and I always enjoyed visiting with her.
David Prehn says
Steve & Sue so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
She was the sweetest lady, enjoyed visiting with her at Glenfields. I used to say ” Hello Mrs Hoernemann, and she would say “Who’s calling me Mrs Hoernemann ” LOL
Diane Odenbrett says
She was such a sweet lady.
always enjoyed our visits. I used to drive her Dad to Dr, appointments.
Sheilah Kubasch Maresh says
Your dad, Elmer, and my dad, Milo Kubasch, worked together for many years at the Lester Prairie Post Office. I got to know both your mom and dad at parties my parents would host for the area postal employees. I just loved spending time with your mom and dad. Your dad had the best sense of “dry” humor, and your mom was so mild mannered and kind. I have fond memories of both of them. I extend my sincere sympathy to your families. As time passes, may the wonderful memories of your mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa bring peace and smiles.
Gary Baumann says
Your mom was such an important link in the many generations of friendships through our families. We’ll all miss her.
Keith and Cheryl Bratsch says
Steve and Sue and your families–we love your mom. She’s a cousin, but because you two and my brothers and I played
with you when we were young, she also seemed like an aunt. We saw her at all the Jenneke family reunions, up until covid.
I sent Gerie books and devotions and she was so sweet and called to visit and say thank you until her sight did not
allow her to read them anymore. We loved hearing that she rode her bike and kept walking for many years. We always
enjoyed her sense of humor. What a blessing that it worked out that we got to spend an afternoon with her and with you,
Steve, a few days before she died! We loved visiting with you again and we will always treasure that special visit with her.
May God bless you all with beautiful memories of your time together and give you His strength, peace, and comfort in all
the days ahead.