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Geraldine M. Bohlin
(03-11-1930 - 01-19-2014)

Geraldine “Gerry” M. Bohlin, 83, of Elgin passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Advocate Sherman Hospital., Elgin. She was born on March 11, 1930 in Elgin the daughter of Edward H. & Violet (Fahlbusch) Bohlin.

She was a lifetime resident of the Elgin area, and a 1946 Graduate of Plato Center High School. She was employed by the Elgin National Watch Company, Attorney John C. Friedland from 1946-1989 when he retired and then for Senator John E. Friedland retiring in 1992. She was a lifelong member of St .Paul United Church of Christ in Elgin, the Ladies Auxiliary where she also served as President and Pacers Organizations of the church. For many years she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was involved with the Worship Ministry and Stewardship Ministry for many years. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary # 1307 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority. She was a past President and District Chairman for Elgin Business and Professional Women, Past President of Kane County Legal Assistants, White Collar Club, and was involved in many community organizations and projects.

Geraldine is survived by her brother, Wayne E. (Sherry) Bohlin; nephews Kevin (Kristi) Bohlin, Shawn Bohlin, and Bret Bohlin; a niece Colleen Pridemore; grandnephews Logan Bohlin, Alex Bohlin, Robbie Bohlin, Nathan Bohlin and a grandnieces Kali Drane, Lorelei Bohlin, Brooke Bohlin, Shelby Bohlin.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 40W720 Plank Rd., Elgin 60124. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Saturday morning at the church from 9:15 AM until the time of services. Memorials may be given to the church. Information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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