Posted: Mon 4:23 PM, Jul 30, 2012
Funeral Home: Helke
Geraldine L. Cline, 85, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at
Aspirus Hospice House. She was born to the late Edward and Gladys (Simmet)
Rickman in Antigo on April 21, 1927. Geraldine was a graduate of Antigo
High School. She married Vinard Cline in Antigo on October 26, 1946. Geraldine loved Elvis, country music, and the Packers. She especially
enjoyed Elvis’ music and movies. In addition to these things, Geraldine
will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Her family was important, and that was reflected in the family camping trips
that were planned for the past 25 years at Lake Laura, near Conover. The
large family gatherings that occurred created memories for years of times
spent together. Geraldine liked to be outside and would fish and deer hunt
as well. Geraldine would also pass the time shopping and browsing. She
always enjoyed looking around a store.
She is survived by her children, Donald Cline of Wausau, Larry (Jeanne)
Cline of Wausau, and Sue (Tom) Rahn of Schofield; grandchildren, Amy, Sara,
Sonia, Penny, Rebecca, Rachel, and Jason; great-grandchildren, Noah, Skye,
and Taylor; her best friend and daughter-in-law, Jeanne Cline; and many
nieces and nephews.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, in 1991, Vinard; parents;
brother, Raymond; twin sister, Bernadette; sisters, Mary Bauers, Jean Hayes,
Donna Swanson, Joanne Machmiller; and granddaughter, Laura.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at
Zion Lutheran Church, 709 Sixth St., Wausau, with the Rev. Ted Gulhaugen
officiating. Family and friends may call beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00
p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, and again
beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church.
Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.
You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Colonial Manor-Austin
Hall and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the excellent care