Geraldine Marie Fahrenbruch

Geraldine Marie Fahrenbruch

Geraldine Marie Fahrenbruch, 83, of Bay City, our loving, caring and generous mother, grandma, GG, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Friday, January 2, 2015 at her home. Geraldine was born in Saginaw on October 4, 1931, the daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Gaertner) Reimer. While dancing at what is now the Golden Glow Ballroom in Saginaw, Geraldine met a gentleman by the name of Jacob Fahrenbruch. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on August 28, 1954. Sadly, Jacob preceded Geraldine in death on July 22, 2013 after nearly sixty years of faithful marriage. Geraldine worked as a legal secretary and also enjoyed crafts, flowers, music, playing cards and reading. Geraldine always loved to learn and will forever be remembered for her unwavering love for her entire family. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Linda and husband, Mike Miller, of Tennesee, Andy and wife, Kim Fahrenbruch, of Bridgeport, Laurie Marks, of Bay City, Karen Fahrenbruch and her partner, Anissa Brown, of Delaware and her grandchildren, Amy and husband, Kirk Phillips, of Tennessee, Kristy Spakowski, of Saginaw, Tina and husband, Jason Troxell, of Essexville, Kandi and husband, Asad Qizilbash, of Florida, Brandi Wilson, of Arkansas, Jacob Fahrenbruch, of Saginaw, Jami Nagy, of Bridgeport and Amber Fisher, of Bay City. Geraldine was the proud and adoring "GG" of Jacob, Caleb, Anthony, Isabella, Jillian, Madison, Michael, Kyle, Katie, Hailey, Ella, Noah, Mitchell, Lindsay, Elisabeth and Blaine. She is also survived by her siblings, Gertrude Bierlein, Lucinda "Lucy" Adams, Don Reimer, Harvey Reimer, Esther Bamberger, Elenor Dvorak, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Geraldine was welcomed home to heaven by her sister, Janet Monson and her in-laws, Ron Bierlein, Bob Bamberger, Frank Dvorak and Mel and wife, Elsie Ablen. Geraldine's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM until the time of her 11:00 AM Memorial Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd. Hampton Twp. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice, along with the hospice staff in both Bay City and West Branch for their compassionate care. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Karen, Laurie, Linda and Andy…I’m so sorry for your loss but I’m confident that Aunt Gerry is up in Heaven with Uncle Jake playing cards with Aunt Janet and Grandma Reimer. Praying for Peace for all of you. Love and Hugs from Gaylord…..Barb and Sandy

  2. Gerry always had a love for music and in earlier years she was the Choir Director at Faith Lutheran Church in Bridgeport, Michigan. Several times in the last few years members of that church have asked about her. She loved doing things with her family and friends playing cards and games with them. Now she has ” joined ” her favorite card playing partner in Heaven, Jake—-what a joyous reunion. She will be missed by her entire family and many grandchildren. Rest in peace dear one.

  3. RIP My beautiful, and amazing grandmother…Even though you are no longer here, you have not only been the best gram ever, your the best friend I ever had…you were our angel here on earth, and now your with gramps being angels for God..looking down on all of us just like you looked after us in life…I will never for get all your words of encouragement, and how you kept us all a close family…I will never forget how much you have been there for me in my time of need, and always knew what to say that always made me feel better..I Love You Gram, and may you and Gramps play bingo for eternity in the heavens <3 I will never forget your sweet smile, and how you made everything so bright when you walked in the room...Grandma, my best friend..I miss you already, but I know your safe, and no longer in pain..I love you, and gramps too πŸ™‚

  4. So sorry for the loss to the the Fahrenbruch family… I have lots of wonderful memories up at the lake with my family and Gerry and family, never forget them! Remember the late late nights our our parents playing cards til wee hours in the morning, such fun! Hugs!

  5. R.I.P grandma! It was very special to me to have been blessed to take care of you these last few months of life. You always had a smile on your face and told me everyday what a good kid i was. You never let me leave without saying i love you. We will all celebrate your life with Jesus now. I love you with all my heart.

  6. Dear Andy, Linda, Laurie, and Karen: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. So many childhood memories of our families celebrating holidays and special occasions! May our Heavenly Father bring you peace and comfort.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I found out too late to attend. I can see she will be so missed by all of you. Love to all, Karen Phelps, (Blehm) cousin I think.

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Geraldine Marie Fahrenbruch, 83, of Bay City, our loving, caring and generous mother, grandma, GG, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Friday, January 2, 2015 at her home. Geraldine was born in Saginaw on October 4, 1931, the daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Gaertner) Reimer. While dancing at what is now the Golden Glow Ballroom in Saginaw, Geraldine met a gentleman by the name of Jacob Fahrenbruch. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on August 28, 1954. Sadly, Jacob preceded Geraldine in death on July 22, 2013 after nearly sixty years of faithful marriage. Geraldine worked as a legal secretary and also enjoyed crafts, flowers, music, playing cards and reading. Geraldine always loved to learn and will forever be remembered for her unwavering love for her entire family. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Linda and husband, Mike Miller, of Tennesee, Andy and wife, Kim Fahrenbruch, of Bridgeport, Laurie Marks, of Bay City, Karen Fahrenbruch and her partner, Anissa Brown, of Delaware and her grandchildren, Amy and husband, Kirk Phillips, of Tennessee, Kristy Spakowski, of Saginaw, Tina and husband, Jason Troxell, of Essexville, Kandi and husband, Asad Qizilbash, of Florida, Brandi Wilson, of Arkansas, Jacob Fahrenbruch, of Saginaw, Jami Nagy, of Bridgeport and Amber Fisher, of Bay City. Geraldine was the proud and adoring "GG" of Jacob, Caleb, Anthony, Isabella, Jillian, Madison, Michael, Kyle, Katie, Hailey, Ella, Noah, Mitchell, Lindsay, Elisabeth and Blaine. She is also survived by her siblings, Gertrude Bierlein, Lucinda "Lucy" Adams, Don Reimer, Harvey Reimer, Esther Bamberger, Elenor Dvorak, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Geraldine was welcomed home to heaven by her sister, Janet Monson and her in-laws, Ron Bierlein, Bob Bamberger, Frank Dvorak and Mel and wife, Elsie Ablen. Geraldine's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM until the time of her 11:00 AM Memorial Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd. Hampton Twp. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice, along with the hospice staff in both Bay City and West Branch for their compassionate care. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Karen, Laurie, Linda and Andy…I’m so sorry for your loss but I’m confident that Aunt Gerry is up in Heaven with Uncle Jake playing cards with Aunt Janet and Grandma Reimer. Praying for Peace for all of you. Love and Hugs from Gaylord…..Barb and Sandy

  2. RIP My beautiful, and amazing grandmother…Even though you are no longer here, you have not only been the best gram ever, your the best friend I ever had…you were our angel here on earth, and now your with gramps being angels for God..looking down on all of us just like you looked after us in life…I will never for get all your words of encouragement, and how you kept us all a close family…I will never forget how much you have been there for me in my time of need, and always knew what to say that always made me feel better..I Love You Gram, and may you and Gramps play bingo for eternity in the heavens

  3. So sorry for the loss to the the Fahrenbruch family… I have lots of wonderful memories up at the lake with my family and Gerry and family, never forget them! Remember the late late nights our our parents playing cards til wee hours in the morning, such fun! Hugs!

  4. Gerry always had a love for music and in earlier years she was the Choir Director at Faith Lutheran Church in Bridgeport, Michigan. Several times in the last few years members of that church have asked about her. She loved doing things with her family and friends playing cards and games with them. Now she has ” joined ” her favorite card playing partner in Heaven, Jake—-what a joyous reunion. She will be missed by her entire family and many grandchildren. Rest in peace dear one.

  5. R.I.P grandma! It was very special to me to have been blessed to take care of you these last few months of life. You always had a smile on your face and told me everyday what a good kid i was. You never let me leave without saying i love you. We will all celebrate your life with Jesus now. I love you with all my heart.

  6. Dear Andy, Linda, Laurie, and Karen: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. So many childhood memories of our families celebrating holidays and special occasions! May our Heavenly Father bring you peace and comfort.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I found out too late to attend. I can see she will be so missed by all of you. Love to all, Karen Phelps, (Blehm) cousin I think.

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