Geraldine “Geri” Weise, 77, of Union, and a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 15, 2001, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.
A celebration of her life was held Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Weise was born Aug. 17, 1924, at Baker City to Otto and Velma Lammert. She attended St. Elizabeth School for nursing, and graduated as a registered nurse in 1944. She worked at the hospital until she married Willard Weise in 1948. They were married in Boise, where he worked.
The couple moved to Union in 1954, where she worked for a Union doctor, and then she worked at Hot Lake when it was a care facility for five years. She went on to work for Valley View Manor, where she was the administrator of nurses for 21 years. She trained several nurses and aides. She belonged to the Union Business Women organization for 20 years and Caring Helpers for 13 years, both of Union. She also volunteered for several other organizations.
Mrs. Weise belonged to the Zion Lutheran Church since she moved to Union, and she was very active in the church.
She is survived by her husband, Willard, of Union; her son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Pauline Weise of Union; two grandchildren, Telva and Duane J., both of Union; brothers, Roy and Art Lammert, Gene Lammert and his wife, Marge, Bud Lammert and his wife, Dorothy; sisters, Evan Holland, Margaret Milford, Freida Ringer and her husband, Ed; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Alfred and John Lammert; and a sister, Peggy Satterberg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth St., La Grande, Ore., 97850.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 19, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor