Geraldine Rose Tomasek enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and family time

Geraldine Rose Tomasek (nee: Fox) died Jan. 2. She was born on April 25, 1925 to Charlie and Rose (nee: Dignin) Fox.

Gerry was raised in the north woods of Wisconsin. She attended Merrill High School and graduated in 1943. Afterward, she moved to Racine and helped with the war effort by working on airplane wings at J.I. Case co. She then worked for Western Publishing for many years.

On November 20, 1954 Gerry married James G. Tomasek and together they raised five children. Gerry had many friendships over the years. She enjoyed spending time with Carolyn, Carol, Pat, and Jan, among others. She kept in touch with her family up north and frequently made trips back home. Gerry would make regular calls to her siblings, especially her sister Marge. In her free time, Gerry enjoyed fishing, needlework, watching sports, and a good cup of coffee. But above all, she cherished spending time with her family.

Gerry is survived by her sons, James (Denise) Tomasek, Oak Creek, Brian (Lauri) Tomasek, Daughter, Karen (William) Christensen, Daughter-in-law Denise Tomasek, Wausau, Grandchildren, Cameron Tomasek, Teresa (Matthew) Nedweski, Dana (Jonathon) Baugher, Andrea (Joseph) Schmidt, Jason Peterson, great-grandchildren Evelyn Tomasek, Ava Baugher, Addison and Quinn Schmidt, brothers Sam Fox, Harold (Marlene) Fox, Merrill, sisters-in-law Rose Purdy and Janice Tomasek. Along with many other family and friends.

Besides her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband James, daughter Jeanne, son Gregory, brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald & Mary Fox, Shirley Fox, sisters Joyce Tryczak and Marge Boes, and brother-in-law Ralph Boes. In-laws, Frank & Violet, John & June, Joe & Ruby, Edward & Loraine, Carl Tomasek, and Frank Purdy.

The funeral was held at Maresh Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home on Sunday, January 6 at 2 p.m. Private entombment was held at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, on Hwy 32.

The family would like to extend thanks to Gerry’s many caretakers over the past ten years.