Germaine "Gerry"'s Story
Germaine F. Gerry Robinson, age 96, of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A Rosary Service will be held at 5:30 p.m., prior to the visitation at the funeral home. Burial will take place in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. A memorial fund has been established in Gerrys memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com
Gerry was born April 5, 1921, the daughter of Joseph and Irene (Fleege) Heitkamp in Menominee, Illinois. On September 10, 1946, Gerry married Hubert Wimpy Robinson in Menominee, Illinois. They celebrated 61 years of marriage until Huberts death in 2007.
Gerry worked for the Savanna Army Depot for four years, and as a Lineworker for the Eaton Corporation for 19 ½ years. Gerry and her husband, Hubert, owned and operated Robinsons DX and Wimpys Mobile in Savanna. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Catholic Womens Club, the Women of the Moose, and St. Johns Choir. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and Bingo.
Gerry will be dearly missed by three children, William (Diane) Robinson of Savanna, Thomas (Joy) Robinson of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Joyce (Tom) Tegeler of Albany, Illinois; five grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
Gerry is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; two brothers, Robert and James Heitkamp; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Berning and Monica Houtakker.
Published on July 7, 2017