Geraldine H. “Gerrie” Smith

November 25th

Geraldine H. “Gerrie” Smith, 95, of Syracuse, IN passed away on November 24, 2012 at her residence.  She was born on February 19, 1917 in Fort Wayne, IN to Robert T. & Evelyn (Druitt) Smith.  Gerrie lived and worked in Fort Wayne, IN while also living and raising her family in the Syracuse area.  Upon retiring from the Wayne Township Assessors office in Allen County, she moved full time to Syracuse.  She is survived by her 3 sons – Jay (Susan) Brouwer of Syracuse, Rob (Connie) Smith of Rockford, MI and Greg (Barb) Smith of Syracuse.  2 daughters – Bonnie (Ken) Eddleblute of Kingman, AZ and Susie (Jim) Johnson of Round Rock, TX.  9 grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren and 3 great-greatgrandchildren.  She was preceded by her late husbands – Lester Brouwer and Orrin Smith as well as a grandson – Will Laudick and a sister Irene Hensler.  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  A Funeral Mass  will be held  on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church in Syracuse.  Father Richard Hire will officiate the Mass.  Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to:  St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church, 6941  E  Waco Dr.   Syracuse, IN  46567.  Online condolences

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