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Geraldine M. Rue

January 25, 1925 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 93)

Geraldine M. Rue, 93 of Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home with her family by her bedside.

Geraldine was born on January 25, 1925 in Jefferson, WI the daughter of Russell and Edna (Anderson) Baumgard.  She is a graduate of Jefferson High School and on April 20, 1943, she married John T. Rue in Savannah, GA, where John was stationed while in the US Army.  Geraldine was employed by Jefferson County Human Services, as a Social Worker, until her retirement in 1985.  She was a long-time and active member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Jefferson.  In life, John and Geraldine were never apart and the family is grateful for lives well lived and that they are both reunited with their Heavenly Father.

She is survived by: her Children Sharon (Ron) Auerbach of Sullivan, Jon (Patrice) of Mount Airy, MD, Greg (Roberta) of Jefferson, and Tom (Mindi) of Jefferson; Grandchildren Lisa, David, Michael, Paul, and Alexis; Great-Grandchildren Justin, Anna, Hilde, Olivia, Lilin, Amelia, and Eli.  She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Geraldine is preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2017, Grandchildren Michelle and Craig Auerbach, and a Brother Leland.

A funeral service will be held at 5:00PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Jefferson with Rev. Joshua Martin presiding.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3:00PM until the time of service at the church. Geraldine will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery following the service. 

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