Geraldine D. Shultz, 85, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Augustana Mercy Health Center in Moose Lake, Minn..
Geraldine was born Aug. 5, 1927 in Morris, Minn. to Alva and Dollie (Coil) Athey. At the age of four, her family moved to the Askov-Hinckley area. She attended school until the eighth grade, but then finished high school and graduated in 1970 in Forest Lake, Minn..
Gerry worked at Tobies in Hinckley where she met and married Gerald (Bob) Shultz Sept. 8, 1948 in Pine City, Minn. They moved to North Branch, operated Bob’s Salvage Yard from 1955 to 1975 and raised their children, Judy and Gary. After retirement they moved west of North Branch and then to Sandstone for the last ten years.
Gerry enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing — even mowing the lawn. She had a special interest in barns and photography. She enjoyed playing guitar, clowning, flying and collector cars.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald “Bob”; son, Gary Shultz; parents Alva and Dollie Athey and brothers, Donald (Elizabeth), and Melvin (Ania).
She is survived by daughter Judy (Gregg) Haluptzok; grandchildren, Anthony Haas, Kelly Haas, Nichole (Phil) Mitchell and Matthew (Brandi) Shultz and six great¬-grandchildren.
Family members important to Geraldine were Kay (Jim) Pavelka, Ruthanne (Doug) Pulkrabeck, Alyce (Elmer) Davis, Frank (Sharon) Shultz, Jean (Arne) Johnson and their children.
Funeral service for Geraldine “Gerry” Shultz will be held Thursday, June 6, 2013, 11 a.m,. at the Tatting-Methven Funeral Home in Hinckley with Pastor Chris Cundiff officiating. Casketbearers are Dirk Davis, Darren Pulkrabeck, Anthony Haas, Phil Mitchell, Mark Mitchell and Gregg Haluptzok. Interment at Rosehill Cemetery in Hinckley, Minn. www.methvenfuneralhome.com