Geraldine M. “Jerry” Anderson

Geraldine M. “Jerry” Anderson

Geraldine M. “Jerry” Anderson, age 87, of Dodgeville, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Upland Hills Heath following a brief illness.

The former Jerry Fowler was born on September 14, 1926 in Sebastopol, CA to David and MaHaley (Rowe) Fowler. She married DuWayne A. “Weiner” Anderson of Dodgeville on May 30, 1946 in Santa Rosa, CA. The couple returned to Dodgeville where they farmed for many years. Jerry also worked for General Telephone for over 25 years. Weiner preceded her in death on November 13, 1988. Jerry was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Rhoda Circle and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, camping, traveling, gambling and watching Antiques Roadshow. One of her greatest joys was doing crafts with her grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Ronald Veinberg; her parents; a son-in-law, Gary McDowell; four brothers, George, Bob, Henry and Stan Fowler three sisters, Loretta Tomlinson; Gertrude Farley and Grace Fowler in infancy and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Geraldine is survived by three daughters, Margaret (Mike) Stone of Baraboo; Nancy McDowell of Dodgeville and Chris (Brad) Broaden of Dodgeville; nine grandchildren, Aaron McDowell; Meghan McDowell; Jennifer (Garrett) Marr; Victoria (Steve) Mitchell; Tara (Matt) Olson; Mary Marie Holmes; Robert (Nina) Holmes; David (Julie) Stone and Heather (Gregg) Bonti; 18 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Noema Potterton of Menomonee and Jane Anderson of Madison; a brother-in-law, Gene (Carol) Anderson of Madison as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Dodgeville. Rev. Kenneth L. Schaub will officiate with burial in East Side Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday after 10:00 A.M.

Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church would be greatly appreciated.