Geraldine Louise (Schmidt) Turnquist
Age 72 of Cottage Grove
Beloved mother and grandmother
Peacefully met the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017 after an extended battle with lung cancer.
Preceded in death by loving parents Frederick and Josephine (nee Dorn) Schmidt; brother William Schmidt.
Survived by loving daughter and caretaker, Mary Josephine (Andy Buhl) Turnquist; son Carson Allen (Darcey) Turnquist; grandchildren, Michael Pues, Aaron Pues, Danielle (Armando) Salgado, Alex Buhl; siblings, Jerome Schmidt, Frederick Schmidt, and Mary (Schmidt) Pingley; brother-in-law Wayne Pingley; niece Denise Pingley and many other special nieces and nephews.
Geraldine was born in St. Paul, MN, January of 1945. She attended St. Bernard’s Catholic Grade School and High School thru sophomore year, graduating from Washington High School in 1963. She was married in November 1966 to Carson Allen Turnquist (deceased).
Geraldine worked as a governmental affairs assistant with Sprint for 33 years, retiring in 2008.
A Celebration of Life will be held promptly NOON, Wed, March 29th at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 385 East Little Canada Road. A memorial luncheon to follow at The Little Venetian Restaurant, 2900 Rice Street, Little Canada, at 1pm.
Twin Cities Cremation