Geraldine J. Shimer, 93, passed away at Valley View on October 25, 2022, in Fremont, OH. She was born on September 20, 1929, to Elmer Durdel and Pearl (Nuppenau) Durdel in Gypsum, OH. She was a 1947 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Gerry married Dale Shimer on April 20, 1951 in Fremont, OH. He preceded her in death on September 12, 2016. Gerry was employed by Tony’s Bakery from 1945 to 1975 as a cake decorator. She also taught adult education classes in cake decorating at Vanguard Vocational Center. Her nickname around Fremont was the “cake lady”. Gerry was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She volunteered at Valley View, the Hayes Presidential Center and the Sandusky County Senior Center.
Gerry is survived by her children; Marie E. Perkins, Fremont, OH, Mark A. (Peggy) Shimer, Fremont, OH, Susan K. (John) Hoffman, Fremont, OH, Dinah L. (Emerson) Veler, Laurinburg, NC, David D. (Kim) Shimer, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Steven A. (Diana) Shimer, Fremont, OH, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and three nieces.
Gerry is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale Shimer, sister, Kathleen M. Otermat and son-in-law, Gary Perkins.
Visitation: Friday, November 4, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Services: Saturday November 5, 2022; 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 705 W. State St, Fremont, OH with an hour of visitation prior to the service at the church.
Private burial will take place at Four Mile House Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Hospice of ProMedica Hospital or North Coast Concert Band.