Verna Geering, 95

Verna S. Geering, age 95, of Three Rivers, passed away, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Heartland Health Care in Three Rivers.

Verna was born May 19, 1915, in Rudyard, a daughter of the late John and Rose (Mattson) Puska.

On Nov. 7, 1936, she married Vincent C. Geering in Detroit. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1980.

Verna was a homemaker and had lived most all of her life in St. Joseph County.

She is survived by a son, Chester D.(Ursula) Geering Sr. of Three Rivers; three daughters, Patricia (Bernard) Saxman of Leonidas, Donna Nemchak of Ypsilanti and Mary Lou Brandys of Scotts; 14 grandchildren; several-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Vincent Charles Jr. and Charles J. Geering; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; a brother; and six sisters.

There will be no visitations or services at this time. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service and burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Leonidas Cemetery.

The family was assisted by Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.

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