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Obituary: Geraldine M. Svec Kartje

Geraldine died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 14, 2012. She was born on Feb. 9, 1931, in Illinois as Geraldine Marie Svec, affectionately referred to as Gerry.

Gerry was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Raymond Christopher Kartje; her parents; two sisters; and a brother. Gerry is survived by her five children, daughters Catherine, Maryann and Laura, and her two sons Cameron and Keith; with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all living in Arizona. Gerry's sister Glades Cetwinski resides in Minnesota with a young family.

Geraldine and Ray moved to Arizona where Ray worked at Basha's and Gerry for Motorola. After Gerry retired from Motorola and Ray from Basha's, they toured the U.S for many years and settled down in Orchard Ranch, Prescott Valley.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Family Funeral Homes for a private cremation.

Information provided by survivors.

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