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Obituary for Geraldine "Jeri" Lee


Geraldine “Jeri” Lee, 90, of Caledonia, passed away, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn.; with her family was by her side. Geraldine “Jeri” was born to the late Hugo and Julia (Sylling) Schroeder on April 29, 1928. She was an only child; she Jeri went to Caledonia Public Schools and graduated from high school in 1946. After high school, Jeri attended Valparaiso University in Illinois, majoring in business. Jeri left her sophomore year to come back to Caledonia to marry her grade school sweetheart, Joseph B. Lee. The two married in 1949, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Caledonia. Jeri worked at Doerflinger’s in La Crosse as the advertising manager and was a dedicated member of St. Johns Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia. Jeri lived richly and enjoyed playing golf, bridge, baking and spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. Survived include her sons, Steve (Susan) Lee and Eric Lee (fiance, Sarah); grandchildren, Jeremy (Sarah) Lee, Cassandra (Tim) Waren, and Joshua Lee; great-grandson, Brayden Waren; and other relatives and friends. Jeri was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jean Louise; and her husband, Joe. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia. Rev. Jon Wolff will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service, Thursday, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Caledonia. A complete obituary may be found, and online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.