Geraldine D. Keel, age 93, formerly of Lowell Township, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
The visitation will be at Lowell United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The funeral service will follow at the church on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tim Worgan officiating. Burial will be at Lowell Cemetery.
The former Geraldine Dorothy Backus was born on October 5, 1919 in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin to Paul and Josephine (Mallow) Backus. She graduated from Juneau High School. Geraldine was united in marriage with Edwin Keel on March 18, 1939. She was an employee at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Juneau for 25 years and she farmed with her husband. Geraldine was a longtime member of Lowell United Methodist Church.
Survivors are her children, Sara Sorenson of Stuart, FL, Rita (Louis) Smarzinski of Phoenix, AZ and Steven (Laurie) Keel of Juneau; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1982; a son, Fritz in 1976; four sisters, Mabel Reinke, Lillian Ladwig, Leona Thyrion, and Marcella Krueger; and a son-in-law, James Sorenson in 2005.
If desired, memorials may be made in Geraldine D. Keel”s name to Lowell United Methodist Church.
The Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 10:00am – 11:00am, United Methodist Church-Lowell
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 11:00am, United Methodist Church-Lowell