Obituaries

Anne Gero

Anne S. Gero age 88, died on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Home Again Assisted Living in Columbus.

She was born on January 6, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA to Francis and Margaret (Clements) Schneider. Anne was a 1948 graduate of Holy Child Academy in Sharon Hill, PA and attended the University of Pennsylvania.

She was married to Robert Gero on September 17, 1955 in Sharon Hill celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2005. Anne was a bookkeeper for the Callahan & Arnold Law firm for 23 years. She volunteered at St. Jerome School and St. Jerome Church where she was a member since 1970.

Anne also volunteered at the Columbus Nursing & Rehab Center and Columbus Community Hospital. She enjoyed creating counted-cross stitch treasures for family members, still knitting baby booties until her last day, bowling, bridge and in her earlier years, golf and tennis. As a lifelong sports fan, she cheered for the Badgers, Packers and any Philadelphia team.

Survivors include her three daughters Margaret "Peggy" DaValt of Columbus, Mary (Scott) Gronholz of Lake Mills and Ruth Anne (David) Adams of Clemmons, NC; one son Paul (Nicola) Gero of Lake Mills; seven grandchildren Stefanie (Jeremy) Wrasse, Jacob (fiancee' Caitlin Rach) Gronholz, Robert "Zeke" Adams, Sara Anne "Annie" Adams, Mary Jo Adams, Kate Gero and Matthew "Sparky" Gero; two great granddaughters Ayla and Rilyn Wrasse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters and brothers-in-law Mary and Joseph Fitzgerald, Louise and Angelo Rossi, Catherine and Leo McHugh, Margaret and John Hildwine; brothers and sisters-in-law Francis and Kathleen Schneider, Charles and Joan Schneider, Joseph and Betty Lou Schneider, Paul (Barbara) Schneider; beloved nieces and nephews and Godson; aunts, uncles; two cousins Mary Louise (Lawson) Hawryluk and Joan C. Lawson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at ST. JEROME CATHOLIC CHURCH in Columbus. Rev. Garrett Kau will officiate. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique, MI.

Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Jensen Funeral & Cremation, Columbus and from 11:00 A.M. until noon at St. Jerome Church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jerome Church or Prairie Ridge Health (formerly Columbus Community Hospital).


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