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Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Mourns the Passing of Geri Harpenau

Betty "Geri" Harpenau, has died at age 73 in Lincoln, Illinois. Geri Harpenau, born in Xenia, Illinois was a fixture in Wapella events for over 50 years. She was married to Lloyd Harpenau in 1954 and survived by her son Edward and daughter Diane Harpenau Stephenson. The Harpenaus have successfully farmed west of Wapella for many generations, and are long time members of the Wapella community.

Geri will be remembered as a relentless supporter of St. Patrick's Parish in Wapella, the leader of many Church activities, and a great volunteer for charitable and religious causes.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Wapella, with Father James Henning officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society.


Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Geri H.

As noted, Lloyd and Geri were fixtures in Hog City for years. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I remember many fine Pincochle games with Geri (and Lloyd). Outstanding card players and very nice people. My condolences to Diane, Ed, and all the family.


Anonymous said...

Geri always had a smile on her face. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who was married in an around Clinton during the 70's probably had one of Geri's great wedding cakes. She was an expert and will be missed.

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