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Life Story / Obituary
On the first day of Spring, the last sentence, of the last paragraph, in the last chapter in the book of life of Geraldine (Jerry) Carmen Klepser, was written. Ending at the age of 99 years and 6 months. Jerry was a grand lady, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who instilled pride, kindness and self worth to all who knew her, especially her children. She was the loving wife of Glenn Klepser, who passed away 23 years ago. She was a den mother, campfire girl leader and a cheerleader for her children and grandchildren. Jerry was our mother, whom without, we would never have had the greatest childhood a child could have. Mother was a faithful child of Christ, never believing bad in anyone. She was a stalwart leader in her church, organizing potlucks, funeral meals and wedding dinners at the church. She took the fledgling church library of Second Congregational Church and made it into one of the areas best church libraries and was rewarded by having the library forever named the Geraldine Klepser Library. Mother will leave the loving smells of her excellent cooking, especially her trademark butterscotch pie. She was as fastidious about how she looked as she was about her cooking. Always dressed properly in skirt and blouse, never in pants, with not a single hair out of place. Our mother will be forever in our hearts and memories.
Mother was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Klepser, her father Clayton James Lynch, mother Nina Lynch, brothers Bill and Bob Lynch. She is survived by her sisters Peg Warber and Patricia (Dick) Billin. Children Janet Rinvelt, Kathy (Dave) Ripmaster and Jack (Lee) Klepser. Grandchildren Laurie (Mike) Maresco, Diane (Phil) DeBoer, Kimberly (Rich) Urbanski, Michele Klepser, Scott Ripmaster and Rob Ripmaster. Plus, 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 27 at Second Congregational United Church of Christ, 525 Cheshire Dr. NE, at 1 PM. Friends may meet with her family at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to the church library of Second Congregational Church, Faith Hospice or Grand Rapids or to Pilgrim Manor Compassionate Care Fund. To sign her guest book, or to leave a photo or memory, visit www.lifestorynet.com.