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Geraldine “Gerry” R. Stuckey

Birth Date: July 17, 1938
Death Date: May 20, 2017

Geraldine “Gerry” R. Stuckey, 78, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, in her home with her family by her side.

Gerry was born July 17, 1938 in Green Creek, IL, to Leo Bernard and Regina Sarah (Rieman) Niebrugge. She married LeRoy “Bud” H. Stuckey on July 12, 1958. He passed away March 5, 2015. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Auxiliary. Gerry enjoyed, reading, crafting, flowers, birds, garage sales, but most of all, spending time with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her children, Cindy (Bob) Summers, Debbie (John) Paczak, Greg Stuckey, all of Decatur, Jeff (Jean) Stuckey of Collinsville; sister, Marlene Meyer of Dieterich, IL; nine grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bud; one brother, James Niebrugge and one sister, Dorothy Niebrugge.

Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Gerry’s life will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2400 South Franklin Street, Decatur, with the Very Reverend Joseph Molloy Celebrant. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday before the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in the Star of Hope Mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Holy family Catholic Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The family of Geraldine “Gerry” R. Stuckey is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Mass of Christian Burial
May 25, 2017
11:00 am
Holy Family Catholic Chuch
2450 South Franklin Street Decatur, IL 62521
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May 25, 2017
9:30 am
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Holy Family Catholic Chuch
2450 South Franklin Street Decatur, IL 62521
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  1. I was so sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. I worked with your Mother at Jane's dry cleaners for many years,she was always so friendly and helpful she taught me so much about sewing and other things. I know she will be missed by each of you, and again I'm so sorry.

  2. Our deepest condolences for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time. The Bean Family (Jerry, Carol, Jarrod and Justin)

  3. Cindy – I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Always enjoyed hanging out at your childhood home and chatting with her. I remember her as a wonderful seamstress … making those yellow dresses for your wedding. Remember she is now in a better place with no more suffering. Love and prayers to you and your families during this sad time. Keep your memories of mom and dad close to you heart. Monica

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We will keep the family in our prayers. Gerry and I spent many a fun trip to Six Flags in St. louis when we would chaperon our children on class trips. She was a great lady and will be missed. May she rest in peace.

    John & Darlene O'Brien

  5. I met this wonderful lady 2 1/2 years ago and she treated me with nothing but kindness and love. She was a shining star to anyone who met her or were in her presence. I will always remember how much she loved to do crafts and loved going to garage sales. You will be missed Gerri !!! Rest in Peace

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