Geraldine “Gerry” L. Trebil, 94, of Mason City, IA died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Grace United Methodist Church, 200 14th Street NW, with Pastor Ed Bard, Chaplain – Hospice of North Iowa officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Geraldine was born April 15, 1923, in Mason City, the daughter of Arthur F. and Alta M. (Holmes) Donaghy. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1941. On June 28, 1947, she married Donald L. Trebil in Mason City. Over the years, she worked for Decker’s, Kresge’s, West Side Charlie Brown and was the manager of the North Side Congregate until her retirement in 2000. She also babysat lots of children and is still known as “Grandma Gerry”. Gerry enjoyed her many trips to Alabama visiting her daughter and son-in-law (whom she called her partner in crime as he would take her on long car rides and gospel sings). She also enjoyed playing cards – especially 500 and Skip Bo. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she belonged to church circle, the Mason City Senior Center (Board of Directors), Eagles, VFW Auxiliary #733 and the Mercy Volunteer Organization.
Gerry is survived by her children: Larry Donaghy and wife Mary of Clear Lake, IA, Linda Born and husband Abe of Clear Lake, Robert Trebil and wife Kristina of Lacey, WA, Deborah Trebil of Plymouth, IA, Sharon Leppert and husband James of Mason City, Curtis Trebil and wife Christine of Mason City and Bruce Trebil and wife Donna of Clear Lake; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1982; daughters: Jeanne Meyers and Louella Bice; son-in-law: William Bice; son: LeRoy Trebil; granddaughter: Ronda Mennenga; and brother: Harold Donaghy and wife Rose.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Major Erickson Funeral Home
Friday, July 28, 2017
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
Grace United Methodist Church