Geraldine (Geri) Marie Harpster

November 25, 2019

Geraldine (Geri) Marie Harpster, age 93, a longtime resident of Clare, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Greeley, Nebraska.  

She was born the daughter of Albert J.C. and Vina Mable (Eschenweck) Garchow on Sept. 28, 1926 in Clare, Michigan.  

She married Walt Harpster on Nov. 1, 1949 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2007.  

Geraldine had worked for Weltronic (formerly located in Clare) and had retired as a Bulk Manager at Witbeck’s Family Foods.  

She had lived nearly all of her life in Clare, moving recently to Nebraska to be near family.  She had enjoyed farming, knitting, crocheting, cooking, and gardening.

Survivors include her children, Janet Harpster of Ericson, Nebraska, Vicky (Steven) Wheeler of Leroy, Michigan, Linda Harpster of Ericson, Nebraska, and Sheila (Steven) Gingery of Kronewetter, Wisconsin.  

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Adam (Christine) Gingery of Wisconsin, Ryan (Theresa) Gingery of Minnesota, Jordan (Aimee) Wheeler of Michigan and Jonathan Wheeler of Michigan; and five great grandchildren. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Young officiating.  

Burial will be in the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Clare.  

Friends may meet with her family at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. 

Memorials may be made to Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund of Clare County.  

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