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Geraldine SearVogel, 71, Rio

January 29, 2019

Geraldine L. SearVogel, 71, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church in Cambria with the Rev. Kristin Frederich officiating. Burial will follow in Cambria Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on the family at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Geraldine was born Oct. 31, 1947, the daughter Herman Alex and Myrtle (Randall) Schraufnagel. She was united in marriage to William SearVogel on Aug. 10, 1968, at St. Patrick’s Church in Doylestown. Geraldine worked for a local canning factory and then was employed for more than 26 years with Wisconsin Cheeseman in the Scott’s Candy department. She loved canning her garden vegetables and tending to her flower beds. Geraldine was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cambria.

Geraldine will be sadly missed and mourned by her husband, William of rural Rio; her son, Mike (June Witthunn) of Cambria; her five grandsons, Alex, Aaron, Evan, Erick and Asher, all of Cambria; two sisters, Donna Olson of Minnesota and Mary (Mike) Schumann of Fall River; one brother, Eddie (Christine) Schraufnagel of Arizona; her stepmother, Eleanor Schraufnagel of Columbus; one sister-in-law, Karen (Everett) Christopherson of Rio; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her father and mother; a brother-in-law, Richard; two stepbrothers; and her parents-in-law.

Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Cambria is serving the family.

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