Mary Geraldine "Jerry" White

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Mary Geraldine "Jerry" White

 Mary Geraldine “Jerry” White, a long-time resident of the Elkader area, passed away Wednesday March 25, 2020l at the Elkader Care Center.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, June 23, 1936, to James and Helen Patricia Green, Jerry received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mercy College in 1958. Jerry majored in math, with two teaching minors of French and English, also with becoming a secondary school teacher.

Jerry taught as the only math teacher at Mercy College for five years from 1958-1963. While teaching full time Jerry continued her education at the University of Detroit to get her Masters Degree.  Jerry was joined in marriage to William “Bill” C. White of Elkader on July 6, 1963 in Detroit, MI at St. Scholastica’s Church by Father Livius. Bill and Jerry relocated to Elkader, IA after a short honeymoon. To this 50-year union seven children and four angel babies were born. Seventeen grandchildren followed.

She is survived by her children: Robert White (fiance’ Ashely Gordon), Barabra (Al) Stagman, Bridget Koester, Elizabeth (Carl) Petsche, Brian (Cathy) White, Bradley (Jill) White, and Bernard (Melodie) White; 17 grandchildren; her brother, Father Mike Green,  and two sisters, Cathy Mitchell, and Nancy Green, all of Detroit, MI

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made/sent to Bernie and Melodie White 27224 Cannon Rd. Volga, IA 52077.

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