Geraldine Joecken

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Geraldine "Gerri" Joecken, Former St. Edward High School nurse, Mother Gregory Brindza, Class of 1987. Please keep the Joecken and Brindza families in your prayers.

Geraldine ("Gerri") Joecken of Lakewood, OH., Age 81. Born to the late George and Agnes Trope. Gerri attended SS Cyril and Methodius Grade School, Magnificat High School, and then attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Dayton, OH. She spent her professional career as a registered nurse at Lakewood Hospital, St. Edward High School, Lakewood High School, and Lakewood City Schools. She was a consummate giver to all; those who had the pleasure of knowing Gerri called her by many names: wife, mother, grandmother, "Daisy and Donut Grandma," great grandmother, sister, aunt, great aunt, friend and "the world's best mother-in-law" to name a few. Gerri is preceded in death by her parents, George and Agnes Trope and angel baby Joecken. She is survived by her husband, Jeff. Beloved mother of Gwen Obermeyer (Brian), Greg Brindza (Yesenia), Julie Hargreaves (Joe), and Lauren Kowalewski (Edward). Loving grandmother of Isa, Calix, Gabby, Kallin, Raymond, Piper, Taylor, and Ian; great grandmother of Josiah. Sister of Elaine Zilka (Joe) and Marilyn Hudak (Tom). Aunt of fifteen and great aunt of many. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark School 15724, Montrose Avenue Cleveland, OH. 44111 or to the Rocky River Senior Center, 21014 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10am on Friday, March 1, 2024 at St. Mark's Church, 15800 Montrose Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111. A visitation will be held at the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. (440) 333-9774

Posted on: February 27, 2024

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Geraldine Joecken

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