Anderson, Germaine "Gerri" Gerri Anderson, age 73, was called to the Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center of Appleton. She was born in Appleton on July 22, 1943 to the late Milan and Lorraine (Mielke) Gardner. On September 5, 1961, she married Patrick Anderson in Iron Mountain, MI. and have shared 55 years of marriage together. She was employed at Sears for over 30 years and retired in 2004 as Office Manager. Gerri enjoyed traveling, golfing, going out with the girls once a month, and fall trips to Gurnee shopping. Gerri will be dearly missed by her husband, Patrick; three children: Joseph (Anne) Anderson, Karri (Ron) Wolff, Holli (Toby) Close; and grandchildren: Candice Anderson, Melanie Lopez, Rebecca (Jeremy) Schoenike, Joshua Roehl, Austin Close, and Hunter Close. She is further survived by great-grandchildren: Kaylee Anderson, Zaidyn Lopez, EllaReese Lopez, and Jeter Schoenike; very special people: Jolene Anderson and Chris Roehl; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milan and Lorraine Gardner; daughter, Mary Lorraine, who passed at birth; brother, Richard Gardner; and a special granddaughter, Crystal Anderson. A memorial service in honor of Gerri will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton with Pastor John Czarnota officiating. There will be a time of visitation from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolence can be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com . In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established to fight cancer and support local programs. The family would like to thank the staff at FVHO, Dr. Phillips, and all of the special nurses that helped her through her journey with cancer. Also in the last days of her life, thank you to the nurses on the 5th floor at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center.
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