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Geraldine D. Anderson

Geraldine D. Anderson

February 4, 2020

Geraldine D. Anderson, 80, of Eau Claire, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, with her family close by her side.

She was born July 12, 1939, in Amberg, WI, the daughter of Chester and Julia (Periolot) Gorski.  Geraldine was married to Bob Anderson and later divorced.  She worked as a cook at many places, including Camp-We-Ha-Kee and Rainbow Lodge, both in Winter, WI.

Geraldine loved gardening and taking care of her flowers.  She loved to babysit many wonderful children.  Most of all, she cherished spending time with her only granddaughter, Samantha, as well as with her beloved family.

She is survived by her daughter, Georgia (Michael) Smith of Eau Claire; granddaughter, Samantha Smith of Eau Claire; one brother, John Gorski of Janesville, WI; two sisters, Lorraine Gorski of Orlando, FL and Star Goldsmith of Merrillan, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, James Orient; two brothers; and one sister.

Geraldine’s wish was for no public services to be held.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. 


No Services will be held

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  • Shar- Aunt Gerri.. I have so many fond memories of you that I will cherish forever.. From helping you weed the flower beds ( ouch poison ivy) lol.. And helping your feed the cattle, and playing with the many rabbits you raised. Going for rides in the car to see the fall colors and watch for deer. I'll always remember Thanksgiving at your house, you were an amazing cook and made everyone feel at home..I will also miss your compassion, and putting others before yourself. My heart aches that your gone, but a truly deserving angel gained her wings when our Lord called you home.. Gone but never forgotten Aunt G. Love/loved you bunches. Peace be with you always.. love Shar.

    February 9 at 4:52pm

  • Debbi Lowe My thoughts are with you.

    February 7 at 4:17pm

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