Peterson Funeral Chapel

‚Äč            Geraldin "Gerry" Marie (Cardwell) Skaggs, 75, of Aurora passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

            Geraldine was born in Sioux City, IA., the daughter of Kenneth Cardwell and Delores (Oleson) Cardwell on May 9, 1942.  She spent her early years in Worthington, MN. but later moved back to Sioux City to live with her grandmother, Marie Bristow.  She graduated Central High School in May 1960.  Geraldine met her husband, Charles in January 1961 and they immediately became a couple who later married in September 1961.  As an Air Force member, Charles took her to Turkey, Germany, Italy, the Holy Land, France, Holland and the United Kingdom.  They also served in Virginia, Oregon and Iowa.  

            She is survived by her husband, Charles and her son Michael.

            Geraldine lost her mother in 1969 and her grandmother in 1974.  She was not in contact with other family members.

            She was a recipient of the City of Aurora Community Service Award for ten years of service, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, 8 and 40, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

            Graveside services will be held Friday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. in Maple Park Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.