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Geraldine S. (Deans) Kutz

April 19, 1926 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 92)

LODI – Geraldine S. Kutz, age 92.  Celebrating and honoring the life of Geraldine Kutz, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Born April 19, 1926 to Regina Bollig and Albert Deans.  On February 26, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family, she was born into eternal life.  March 17, 1944, she married the love of her life, Frank Kutz Jr., and moved to the family farm where she raised seven children.  Her unwavering strength, dedication and commitment to family was a gift to all. Jerry was an active member of First Lutheran Church and served on the woman’s Dorcas Circle, Martha Ester Circle, and Arlington Home Makers.  She enjoyed playing cards, spending time with family, friends, and especially attending her grandchildren’s events.

Jerry is survived by her children, Keith (Marlene Ziegler), Ronda (Jim) Raemisch, Wendy (Bart) Heckendorf, Robin (Pat) Gallagher, Tim (Joan), Vicki Kutz (daughter-in-law) and John Caldwell (son-in-law); 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol Deans, many nieces, and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Debbie Caldwell; son, Frank Kutz III; great grandson, Bryce Heckendorf; brothers, Albert (Joan) and Gene Deans.

A funeral service will be held at NOON on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 206 Pleasant Street, Lodi.  A visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service on Saturday at the church. 

A special thank you for the love, support and strength provided by family, friends, Agrace Blue Team, and the wonderful caregivers who walked mom through this journey.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Agrace Hospice or charity of your choice.  To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

To my children and grandchildren:

Be not sorrowful that I am gone

And my earthly life is done

Be not sad I passed away,

For in you, my children, I live each day.

There is a little of me in all of you.

In each new one I live anew.

So you see, I’ll never be really gone

As long as there are children to carry on.

I’ve had my share of love, sorrow and strife.

I have lived a full and fruitful life.

So do not mourn, and do not weep,

For I have earned this peaceful sleep.


-Mother and Grandmother


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