Geraldine Rehak Schwinler
Geraldine A. Rehak was born on January 6th 1936 in Colome ,SD to John and Bea (Kostal) Rehak. She passed away surrounded by her family Monday February 15th ,, 2010 in Brookings, SD at the age 75.
Born in Colome Gerry, as she was known to her friends and family grew up on the farm with her siblings a lively feisty young woman who excelled at track and loved dancing. She married Lyle Schwinler in 1951 adopting two children; Richard of Hot Springs, SD and Wendi of Brookings, SD.
Geraldine lived her adult life a hardworking farm wife later becoming a successful business woman as the owner of the Wagon Wheel Trailer Court. Retiring approximately 15 years ago to enjoy life with her friends and family.
Two years ago she made the move to Brookings to join her daughter and grandchildren. She lived her life a dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and to her great joy great-grandmother.
Geraldine is rejoining her beloved father John, mother Bea, sister Betty (Mel) and brother Jack. Her memories will be carried on by her siblings Gene (Lucille), Pat (Clarence), Janet, and Doug (Pat) as well as her children Rick (Sherry) and Wendi, her grandchildren Laurie (Craig), John (Dawn), Mercedes (Matt), Jackson, Celena, Terry and Joshua, and by her precious great grandchildren Allison, Riley, Peyton, Anora, and Carson.