Geraldine (Jeri) C. Kruse, 78

Geraldine (Jeri) C. Kruse, 78, of Zimmerman, died peacefully with family at her side Monday, March 26, 2012.
She grew up in St. Clair, Minn., the daughter of  Raymond and Elsie (Hollmichel) Kruse.
She resided at Guardian Angels in Zimmerman.  The garden she created was her passion as well as her personal sanctuary.
There will be a private family celebration of her life.
Survivors include a son, Mike Anton of Wells; daughter, Mary Ammerman (Terry), grandson, Joseph Ammerman, great-granddaughter, Jaida, all of Elk River; brother, David  (Rose) of Janesville; sisters, Sr. Ramona Kruse OSF, of Rochester,  Mary Ellen Juliar (LaMarr) of Red Wing, Rita Gaffer of Mankato, Evon Kruse of Oakhurst Calif., Katie Harbour  of Enumclaw Wash., Helen Laitinen (Tom) of Decorah, Iowa, and Ann Shimota (Jim) of St. Louis Park; sister-in-law Jeanne Kruse of St. Clair; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her brothers, Dennis and Jimmy Kruse, and her children’s father, Joseph Anton.