Geraldine A. “Geri” VonTersch

Geraldine A. “Geri” VonTersch

September 6, 1945 – November 2, 2020


Geri entered heaven on November 2, 2020, surrounded by her children.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Marietta Schula; and infant grandson.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Kris and Lynn Ewoldt, Kim and Joe Craig, Kurtis and Sara, and Kyle and Melissa; 10 grandchildren: Lauren (Danny), Morgan, Madison, Abbey, Joey, Presley, Jackson, McCartney, Khloe and Kolette; and the new light of her life, her great grandson, Brooks; her brother, David (Carol) Schula; her niece and nephews.

Geri was born in Richmond, Virginia a few days following the end of WWII.

She was a proud graduate of Cathedral High School, where she was active in sports, cheerleading and many other activities.  She also enjoyed fencing and archery during her youth.  She was a decorated baton twirler, participating in show wagons.  She shared her love of horses with her family.

She grew up near Fontenelle park, where she enjoyed feeding the ducks and fishing at Carter Lake.

She was a loving daughter to her parents and mother to her children.

Geri’s greatest joy was spending time with her kids and grandchildren, attending their games, meets, performances and events.  She endeared herself to those she met and cared deeply for others.  She welcomed her first great-grandchild in June and met him days before her passing.

Geri worked for several years at Physician’s Clinic, until the birth of her twin sons.  She was devoted to serving others, from leading Brownie troops, volunteering at hospitals to hosting dinners for athletes.

Geri dedicated her life to serving the Lord, as a teacher at Sword of the Spirit Christian School for over 35 years.

She was a loyal and supportive friend to many.  She enjoyed her daily walks with friends and morning prayer.

She always had a coupon handy and knew where to find the latest deal.  She had a keen fashion sense and loved to sport her grandma bling.

She always purchased the sparkling juice to celebrate family occasions to raise a toast to the family.

Her thoughtfulness and kindness will be missed by all who knew her.

While we are heartbroken, our memories are deep and numerous.  We know she would tell us to rejoice and celebrate her journey home.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Saturday, November 7th from 9am to 10am, at the West Center Chapel followed by CELEBRATION OF LIFE at 10am.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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  • Nancy Regan Posted November 3, 2020 9:25 pm

    Prayers for the family.

  • Cathy Weiss Pedersen Posted November 4, 2020 10:21 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful mother and grandma….
    I remember Geri’s wonderful spirit and energy in our years at Cathedral High School…she had a gift of welcoming anyone and everyone with her great open and welcoming presence. Healing prayers of love as you celebrate Geri’s life and prepare you final goodbyes to your wonderful mom/grandma.

  • Brian and Feri Williams Posted November 5, 2020 4:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is very difficult. Our prayers are with her family.

  • Precious Jefferson (Breakfield) Posted November 7, 2020 2:23 pm

    Ms. Gei, was a true example of a disciple. John 13:35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love You Ms. Geri!

  • Diane Larson Posted November 7, 2020 4:46 pm

    I taught with Geri at SOS, she always had a smile and words of encouragement. I enjoyed spending time with her whether we were at school or a football game watching Kurt and Kyle play. She never forgot a birthday or anniversary, I looked forward to her kind words each year. She never tired of bragging about you kids and grandkids, She loved you all so much. My heart is heavy and sad for you, but I know that she is in the presence of the Lord and she is enjoying every minute.!!
    You are in my prayers. She was the Best!

  • Shannon Holliday Posted November 18, 2020 5:59 pm

    My deepest sympathies. I will always remember how kind, thoughtful and loving Geri was.

  • Cierra Payne Posted November 25, 2020 12:30 pm

    Ms. Geri was my first grade teacher at SOS. I left the school and graduated elsewhere, she was the only teacher that sent me a letter. I will miss her so much. I love you Ms. Geri!

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