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Geraldine E. Despins of Mt. Horeb

January 10, 2018 by Cristina & Diego | Filed under Obituaries.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, St. Christopher Parish, 301 N. Main St., Verona, WI with Rev. John Sasse officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mt. Horeb, WI.  A gathering with family and friends will follow the Mass on Friday.  The ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th St., Mt. Horeb, WI is serving the family. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials in her name to the Mt. Horeb School District to be used for art education are appreciated.

Geraldine E. Despins, age 85 of Mt. Horeb, WI died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Agrace HospiceCare.

She was born on January 19, 1932 to Aloise “Lloyd” and Pauline (Sturke) Baumgart. She was married to James H. Despins on December 26, 1953; he died on January 8, 1995. She graduated from UW Milwaukee with a bachelor degree in art education.  She taught art in the Green Bay area and Mt. Horeb for many years. She was also an activities director at Ingleside Nursing Home. Geri joined the Mt. Horeb Art Fair founded by her dear friend Judy Patenaude in its second year and volunteered in supporting the fair for many years. She was also an active member of the Mound Vue Garden Club, contributing to their annual plant sale and using her love of cooking in preparing the after-sale meal. She was a member of the St. Andrews Catholic Church in Verona and the St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mt. Horeb where she often decorated the church for holidays and special occasions.

Geraldine is survived by a son: Timothy Despins of Stoughton, a daughter: Paula (Joerg Frese) Despins of Seattle, WA, six grandchildren: Marissa, Tabea, Matt, Laila, Marah, and Kyra; two brothers: Ladd Baumgart of Florida, and Lionel Baumgart of Shawano, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister: Mary Wondrash.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, St. Christopher Parish, 301 N. Main St., Verona, WI with Rev. John Sasse officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mt. Horeb, WI.  A gathering with family and friends will follow the Mass on Friday.  The ELLESTAD CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 500 N 8th St., Mt. Horeb, WI is serving the family. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials in her name to the Mt. Horeb School District to be used for art education are appreciated.

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