Geraldine Fay "Gerri" Giespert, 88, died Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook.
She was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Cambridge to John Edwin and Lenora May (DeWester) Tumbleson. She graduated from Cambridge High School.
She married William P. Bahl on April 24, 1939, in McCook. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1966. She married Kenneth Giespert at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook in March 14, 1994.
She was a cook and a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Altar Society, BNSF Veterans Association, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lenora Tumbleson; her husband, William Bahl; one grandson, Austin Bahl; two brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Giespert of McCook; six sons, John Bahl of McCook, Dan Bahl and wife, Jane of Indianola, Tom Bahl and wife, Midge of Dallas, Texas, Tim Bahl and wife, Laurie of Gering, Phil Bahl and wife, Pat of Omaha and Roch Bahl and wife, Vickie of Lincoln; one stepson, Greg Giespert of Hastings; three stepdaughters, Cecilia and husband, Darrell Brown of McCook, Christina and husband, Bob Marts of Bartley and Cathleen and husband, Daniel Bell of Lakewood, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Linda Bahl of Hays, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick's with the Rev. Andrew Kurz officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Rosary will be Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with the Rev. Gary Brethour officiating. Visitation will be today, during business hours, and Tuesday, until time of rosary, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Condolences can be left at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorials are being accepted in her name at St. Patrick's Elementary School.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.