Geraldine F. Tucker, age 69, Mattoon, died Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
She was born November 17, 1939 in Birnamwood, the daughter of the late Earl and Florence (Larson) Johnson.
On August 17, 1962, Geraldine was united in marriage to Jan Tucker in Mattoon. He survives.
Geraldine enjoyed reading and loved gardening flowers. Church was her life. She was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene Mattoon holding several positions throughout her life including her current one, the church organist. She was also the organist for the United Methodist Church, Mattoon and was the Mattoon village clerk.
Survivors include her husband, Jan Tucker, Mattoon, three children; Rodney (Gail) Tucker, Baraboo, Tamra (John) Depina and Audra Stauss, both of New Bedford, Mass., three grandchildren; Brandon, Derek and Jordan Depina and one sister; Jean Branson, Minn.
In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Johnson and two brothers, Robert and Dickie.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the Church of the Nazarene, Mattoon. Rev. Richard Brunner will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, town of Hutchins. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4pm to 8 pm at Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood and again on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church. The family guestbook and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.