Geraldine “Gerry” Mae Sramek age 90 passed away Monday, February 12 at The Waterford of Plymouth surrounded by her loving family.
Geraldine was born July 11, 1927 in Plymouth, a daughter of the late Isaac and Annie Schwartz LeMahieu. She attended Plymouth schools graduating from Plymouth High School. Gerry and Charles “Chuck” Sramek were united in marriage November 26, 1946 at Salem Evangelical & Reformed Church in Plymouth. For thirty-five years she worked at Ley’s Department Store in Plymouth. She was a member of the Women’s Civic Society (Women’s Club) of Plymouth. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth. She sang in the Junior, Youth and Senior Choir at Salem United Church of Christ and was a member of the Naomi Circle.
Gerry had many talents. As an avid seamstress she created many outfits for her children and grandchildren. She also upholstered. She was amazing at cooking from scratch along with tending to her many gardens, her rose garden being her favorite. With love she passed her many skills along to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her sheltie dogs and had a fondness for other animals and birds.
Gerry is survived by her son, Charles “Chip” Sramek of Florida; her daughter, Nancy Johanning (fiancé’ Mark Sanchez)of Elkhart Lake; her grandchildren, Aaron (Jessica) Sramek, Garrett Sramek, Amanda (Mike) Schubert, Angela Johanning, Charles “Chas” Sramek, Alisia Jones, Jett Sramek and Isadora Sramek; her great grandchildren, Michael, Sonia, Natasha, Quintin, Clayton and Beau. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Gerry was preceded in death by her husband, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Gerry will be held Sunday, February 18th at 4:00 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ with Rev. Ashley Nolte officiating. Family and friends may gather to visit at the church, 217 Salem Drive, Plymouth on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Plymouth Union Cemetery on February 19th at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Gerry’s name are preferred.
Gerry’s family would like to extend their deep gratitude and appreciation to the loving staff at Waterford and the caregivers of the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Your kindness and compassion will be remembered.