Geraldine <I>Markwalder</I> Kuny

Geraldine Markwalder Kuny

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Death 3 Oct 2003 (aged 96)
Burial Merrillville, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 195115570 · View Source
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A graduate of the Fort Wayne Art Institute, awarded scholarships to Harvard University and the Chicago School of Floral Design, Geraldine was an accomplished artist in her own right as well as a teacher of Art for 40 years in the Gary School system. A former colleague, remembering her in 2020 wrote, “In the classroom she was fair, FIRM, and consistent. In the elementary school (I knew her when we both taught at Melton School) she taught art concepts which were then used in the amazing art works her students produced. The most amazing projects were the mosaics the 6th graders created.” As the obituary notes, she was also a puppeteer. Together with a close friend they formed the “Yankee Doodle Puppeteers” who performed at nursing homes throughout Lake County. With her husband, the city botanist of Gary, she helped put on Chrysanthemum shows from 1935 to his death in 1957.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: NorthWest In Genealogical Society
  • Added: 2 Dec 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 195115570
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Geraldine Markwalder Kuny (25 Sep 1907–3 Oct 2003), Find a Grave Memorial no. 195115570, citing Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Lake County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by NorthWest In Genealogical Society (contributor 48562314) .