|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1923|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 2014|
Geraldine "Gerry" A. Austin, nee Stephen, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014.
Born in Joliet to Frederick and Loretta (Baker) Stephen, she was a graduate of St. Francis Academy. Early in her adult life she was employed by the Joliet Arsenal and later she worked as a part-time real estate agent for the Hensel Agency. She also worked for Joliet Public Schools District 86 and the Will County Circuit Clerk's office, from which she retired. Most of Gerry's life was devoted to her family, raising seven children, traveling the world with them, and always ready for a good game of cards.
She was the loving mother of William III (Vickie) of Wheaton; Janet (Pat) McCann of Wilmette; Thomas of Phoenix; Mary Pat (the late Steve) Allmandinger of Walcott, Iowa; James (Barbara) of Indianapolis; Judy (Rick) Short of Shorewood; and Michael of Chicago. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Austin, Jr.; her parents; and her sister, Mary Louise Schwartz.
Visitation: Friday, October 17, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet.
Funeral Services: Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet, to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for mass at 10:00 a.m.
Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Published: The Herald-News, Joliet, IL – October 16, 2014
Fred Henry Stephen (1886 - 1957)
Loretta A Baker Stephen (1890 - 1974)
William E Austin (1922 - 2008)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 10, 2012
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Added: Oct. 16, 2014